Tarsem Singh’s Snow White project for Relativity Media has finally been baptized: Mirror Mirror. Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer star as, respectively, Snow White, the Evil Queen, and Prince Charming. Making things a bit confusing, Universal’s rival Snow White movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, stars Kristen Stewart, Liam Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron as, respectively, Snow White, the Huntsman, and the Evil Queen.
According to various images showing Collins as Snow White, she looks precious little like Disney’s poisoned-apple-eating heroine. Directed by Rupert Sanders, Kristen Stewart’s Snow White is even further out there, having more in common with Joan of Arc or Mia Wasikowska’s armor-wearing Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
After some dancing around, release dates were set for both films. The Singh-Collins-Roberts-Hammer version opens March 16. The Sanders-Stewart-Hemsworth-Theron version opens June 1.
Mirror Mirror also features Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms, Michael Lerner, and Mare Winningham. Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller adapted the old Brothers Grimm tale.
Mirror Mirror photo: Matthew Rolston / Relativity Media