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Relativity Moves Up Untitled Snow White Ahead of Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 24, 2011 at 8:19AM

In a dangerous game of chicken between dueling Snow White projects, Relativity Media is moving up Tarsem Singh's untitled Snow White film to March 16 from June 29, 2012, jumping ahead of Universal, which had pushed forward its $160 million Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, to June 1 from December 2012. Neither film is even under way as yet.
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In a dangerous game of chicken between dueling Snow White projects, Relativity Media is moving up Tarsem Singh's untitled Snow White film to March 16 from June 29, 2012, jumping ahead of Universal, which had pushed forward its $160 million Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, to June 1 from December 2012. Neither film is even under way as yet.

In Snow White, when an evil Queen (Julia Roberts) takes control of a kingdom, its exiled princess (Lily Collins) fights to win it back with help from seven rebels. Snow White's prince is straight man Armie Hammer (see MTV Video below) and Nathan Lane offers comedic relief as the Queen's manservant. The film starts shooting this June.

Relativity has now moved around its 2012 release slate.

Safe Haven, based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, will open on June 1, 2012. Hunter Killer, directed by Phillip Noyce, will hit the holiday season on December 21, 2012.

Still uncast are Safe Haven and Hunter Killer which are both scheduled to shoot this summer. The former is a romance about a mysterious young woman who moves to a small North Carolina town and falls for a loving widower. The latter is about a rookie submarine captain who is assigned, with a Navy SEAL team, to rescue a Russian president taken prisoner during a military coup. They must prevent World War III.

Already slated for 2012 are House at the End of the Street (February 3, 2012), an untitled Raven project (March 9, 2012) and then an untitled Farrelly/Wessler comedy (April 13, 2012).

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[Photo by Ron Francis Cobert.]

This article is related to: Genres, Headliners, Independents, Studios, In Production, Fantasy, Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, Relativity, Universal/Focus Features


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.