Saoirse Ronan Joins “Order of the Seven”

A while ago three “Snow White” film projects were in development – two are about to hit cinemas, while the third seemingly went quiet.

Today comes word that “Atonement” and “Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan has been cast in the lead role in the film “The Order of the Seven” for Walt Disney Pictures says Heat Vision.

Previously titled “Snow and the Seven”, the China-set live-action revisionist take has been in development for a decade since Michael Chabon’s original script arrived back in 2002.

The reworked script by Jayson Rothwell and Michael DeBruyn however has essentially cut all links to the fairy tale.

In this incarnation, the dwarves are replaced by a 19th century-set disparate band of international outlaw warriors belonging to a centuries-old order who have lost their way.

They come upon a British expatriate (Ronan) in Hong Kong being chased by an ancient evil, a woman who becomes the catalyst for their redemption.

Commercials director Michael Gracey will make his directorial debut on the film which begins shooting this Fall. Well-known stars from China, Russia, and Japan are expected to be hired to play the warriors.