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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."

Saoirse Ronan Will Lead 'Order Of Seven' Formerly Known As 'Snow And The Seven' (But No Longer Has Any Fairy Tale Connections)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 6:28 PM
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There's development and then there's the journey that Disney's "Order Of Seven" (as it's now called) has taken. Originally envisioned as a kung-fu take on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," the film has been in the works for years with names like Michael Chabon, Natalie Portman, Francis Lawrence and "The Matrix" fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping coming and going at various points. But the project had to change gears when rival studios mounted their own revisionist fairy tales, with Tarsem's "Mirror Mirror" and Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman," ramping up and getting in front of cameras first. But that didn't stop the mouse house. "Toy Story 3" writer Michael Arndt was hired to polish the script in early 2011, and over the summer Australian commercial director Michael Gracey, a former animator, was tagged to direct. And now it looks like they're ready to roll as they've got someone to lead the film.

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.

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