“Armageddon” vs. “Deep Impact.” “Antz” vs. “A Bug’s Life.” “Snow White” vs. “Snow White” vs. “Snow White?”
In the long Hollywood tradition of competing projects, the current pissing contest brewing between financing partners Universal Pictures and Relativity Media over rival Snow White films, in addition to Disney developing a third one, has got to be one of the most twisted.
According to Deadline, Relativity’s “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” is using a delicious red apple to lure Julia Roberts into playing the Evil Queen for visionary director Tarsem’s dark-leaning adaptation involving thieving dwarfs and dragons.
On the other side is Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” a different take on the fairy tale that has the hunter hired to track down ol’ doe-eyed Snowy wind up going on the run with her. The studio is looking to Charlize Theron to spice up their version as the narcissistic Queen, »
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