But a princess is exactly what Stewart will play in her next film. According to Perez Hilton, producer Palak Patel confirmed via Twitter that Stewart will play the iconic Snow White in the film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. The film by Universal is a dark and gritty adaptation of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, revolving around a huntsman who is ordered to kill Snow White but instead chooses to let her go and save her.
Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen are also rumoured to star in the film, Theron as the Evil Queen and Mortensen as the Huntsman, although both stars haven’t been officially confirmed.
I’m interested in how this film will turn out. I’m all for dark remakes of childhood fairytales, but this totally departs from the original plot to the point of it being totally unrecognizable. Unless seven midgets follow Kristen Stewart around throughout the entire film, how is this film even related to the original?
Stewart as Snow White is definitely an interesting choice, too. Snow White is usually portrayed as this regal, innocent, gentle woman – and Kristen Stewart is none of these things. She will either pull off some amazing acting or put her own dark and dreary take on the character. My guess is on the latter.
But my real beef with this news isn’t about Stewart, it’s the fact that I’m tired of remakes. Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Beastly… when will this fairytale remake madness stop? I mean, I like the fact that they put dark spins on these tails, that part is interesting. But can’t Hollywood come up with some original story lines?
Try writing words on pieces of paper and picking out of a hat. For example, let’s say you pick “shoe” and “money” out of a hat, then you could make a movie about a magical shoe that leads you to a life of wealth and fortune. But, every time you put on that shoe, Ke$ha releases a new single. Then a story of decisions and consequences would occur, starring Jesse Eisenberg as a pondering young teen. See, it’s not that hard. Be original, Hollywood.