Snow White and the Huntsman: Snow White (Kristen Stewart) and white stag
A magical white stag bows before Kristen Stewart’s Snow White in this Snow White and the Huntsman clip, “She’s the One.” (Please scroll down.) Stewart, who has nothing to say, looks quite beautiful and so does the stag. Dominic Watkins‘ production design in Snow White and the Huntsman looks simply superb.
Chris Hemsworth, whose Huntsman hasn’t bathed since long before the fall of the Roman Empire, doesn’t have much to say in this Snow White and the Huntsman clip ("What you’re talking about?"). But after watching the previous SWATH clip, I’m not sure I buy his uncouth British accent — or his lines.
More convincing is Bob Hoskins (Oscar nominee for Mona Lisa, 1986) as one of the dwarves. Hoskins has a great little monologue; the way he delivers each word, you’d think he is indeed someone living in the Middle Ages:
"You have eyes, Huntsman, but you cannot see. You, who have been with her the longest. She’s life itself. She will heal the land. She is the one. Gold or no gold. Where she leads, I follow."
Directed by feature-film first-timer Rupert Sanders, Snow White and the Huntsman was co-produced by Joe Roth, one of the producers of the Tim Burton / Johnny Depp blockbuster Alice in the Wonderland. The screenplay is credited to Killing Season’s Evan Daugherty, The Blind Side’s John Lee Hancock, and Drive’s Hossein Amini.
In addition to Kristen Stewart (soon to be seen opposite Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in Walter Salles’ On the Road, and opposite Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2), Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods, and Red Dawn later this year), and Bob Hoskins, Snow White and the Huntsman features the following:
Charlize Theron (soon to be seen in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus) as the Evil Queen, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides‘ Sam Claflin as Prince William, Hugo’s Ray Winstone, Jack the Giant Killer’s Ian McShane, and The Hunger Games’ Toby Jones.
Also: Vera Drake’s Eddie Marsan, The Moth Diaries‘ Lily Cole, Clash of the Titans’ Vincent Regan, Your Highness’ Noah Huntley, Attack the Block’s Nick Frost, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’s Rachael Stirling.
Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror, another version of the Snow White vs. Evil Queen tale starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Armie Hammer opened in late March. Domestic reviews were mixed, and the lighthearted comedy turned out to be a box-office disappointment in North America. Overseas, however, Mirror Mirror has performed relatively well, especially in the United Kingdom, Russia, and Brazil.
Kristen Stewart / Snow White and the Huntsman clip: Universal Pictures.