- Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Sean Bean, Martin Klebba, Michael Lerner, Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark, Robert Emms, Joe Gnoffo, Jason Cavalier, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Bonnie Bentley, Arthur Holden, Chantal Hunt, Richard Jutras, André Lanthier, Caroline Torti
- Director: Tarsem Singh
- Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Melissa Wallack, Jason Keller, Melisa Wallack
- Producers: Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner
- Co Producers: Ajit Singh, Nico Soultanakis
- Executive Producers: Robbie Brenner, John Cheng, Jamie Marshall, Kevin Misher, Josh Pate, Tucker Tooley, Tommy Turtle, Jeff G. Waxman
- Art Directions: Isabelle Guay, Nicolas Lepage, Jean-Pierre Paquet, Réal Proulx
- Castings: Kerry Barden, Andrea Kenyon, Paul Schnee, Randi Wells
- Costume Design: Eiko Ishioka
- D.O.P.: Brendan Galvin
- Editor: Nick Moore
- Makeup: Felicity Bowring
- Music: Alan Menken
- Production Design: Tom Foden
- Set Decoration: Jille Azis
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.
Visionary director Tarsem Singh ("Immortals") rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan's (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.
Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh's signature, jaw-dropping visual style.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Montreal, Canada
- MPAA Warning: Some fantasy action and mild rude rumor
- Production Budget: $60 million
- Production Companies: Rat Entertainment, Relativity Media
- Production Schedule: 20 June 2011 - September 2011
2012 Guide Analysis: "Much has been written about the rival "Snow White" projects both hitting this year, but thankfully they look so different from each other that fears of them negating each other's appeal seem moot. This one from Relativity Media is the first out of the gate and takes on a much more kid friendly Disney-esque tone - a comedy fantasy replete with self-aware pop culture gags and even some Bollywood musical numbers courtesy of "The Fall" and "Immortals" director Tarsem Singh.
In this version, Roberts plays an enchantress who schemes her way to the throne. When a spirited young orphan (Collins) wins the attention of a charming prince (Hammer), the Queen banishes her to the forest. With the help of several highway robber dwarves, she sets out to take back her realm.
When the first trailer arrived for the bigger budgeted and darker rival 'Snow' project "Snow White and the Huntsman", many were shocked at just how good the almost "Lord of the Rings"-inspired tale look. When the first trailer for "Mirror Mirror" showed up shortly after though, the online reaction was decidedly less encouraging.
Filled mostly with Roberts spouting cheesy one-liners, cheap looking visual effects, big frilly costumes and a family tone akin to a Hallmark movie, it's a film targeted specifically at the Disney Channel set rather than the broader teen and adult appeal of 'Huntsman'. That's all fine but it also means the re-watch value won't likely be very high."