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Disney Unsurprisingly Scraps Third Snow White Movie, 'The Order Of The Seven' With Saoirse Ronan

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 23, 2012 8:20 AM
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With the second of this year's live-action "Snow White" adaptations nearing release (Universal's dark, fantasy-driven commercial for milk-bathing "Snow White and the Huntsman" will follow Relativity's candy-colored, slapstick-laden "Mirror, Mirror" on June 1st), it appears that Disney, the home of the beloved, animated "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" adaptation, isn't going to move forward with their Asia-set, kung-fu samurai take "The Order of the Seven." Even though the Mouse House has been working on the project for more than ten years, the move isn't exactly a surprise, becoming collateral damage in the wake of the $200 million flop that was "John Carter."

Commercial Helmer Michael Gracey To Direct Disney's Snow White Film 'The Order Of The Seven'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 4, 2011 1:02 AM
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Film Unsurprisingly Now Pretending Not To Be A Snow White FilmDisney has been developing their kung-fu take on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" for nearly a decade now, with names like Michael Chabon, Natalie Portman and Francis Lawrence coming and going at various points, but their thunder looked to have been stolen in the last year or so by two more traditional takes on the fairy tale, which will go head to head at the box office next year: Tarsem's currently untitled comic take, which stars Lily Collins as the fairest in all the land and Julia Roberts as the wicked queen, and Universal's more action-heavy "Snow White and the Huntsman," which toplines Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

'Toy Story 3' Scribe Michael Arndt To Write Disney's 'Snow And The Seven'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 2, 2011 1:50 AM
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Fresh off receiving an Oscar nomination for co-writing "Toy Story 3," Michael Arndt is onboard to take a run at the script for Disney's ambitious "Snow And The Seven." The project, which began to take shape in 2002, concerns Olivia Snow, a nineteenth century Englishwoman who returns to her colonial home in Hong Kong, where she finds her stepmother has murdered her father. Seeking revenge, she falls in with a band of seven international monks. It sounds like the whole project subsequently tries to cover every single demographic with some anachronistic grrl-power bull combined with wuxia sequences choreographed by Yuen Woon-Ping.

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