Three new behind the scenes featurettes have been released for the upcoming film, Snow White and the Huntsman from Universal Pictures and courtesy of XFinity.
Snow White and the Huntsman is another story that’s been adapted for the big screen based reworked fairy tales. Drawn from the tales by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and the Huntsman is another entry into the world of fairy tales gone dark. (although this isn’t a stretch based on what the actual original tales contain.) For example, in the original Snow White story, the evil queen dies dancing to death, forced to wear red hot iron shoes.
According to the official movie website, the story goes as follows.
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.
Personally, now as I am an adult and no longer lulled in by singing and talking animals alone, I like the darker tales. They are closer to the original, they don’t sugar coat anything, and yet still manage to hold the diary tale sense of life. I will watch this one over its rival film Mirror Mirror (although I’ll see that one too eventually.)
The cast includes:
- Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna
- Kristen Stewart as Snow White
- Chris Hemsworth as Eric, the Huntsman
- Sam Claflin as Prince William
- Lily Cole as Greta
- Christopher Obi Ogugua as the voice of The Mirror
- The Dwarves
- Ian McShane as Beith
- Johnny Harris as Quert
- Bob Hoskins as Muir
- Toby Jones as Coll
- Eddie Marsan as Duir
- Brendan Gleeson as Gus
- Ray Winstone as Gort
- Nick Frost as Nion
You can see the three new featurettes below: