Arguably one of the most popular fairytale icons, Snow White seems to find herself in trending demand in cinema for the year 2012. Two different takes by two filmmakers, all attempting to revamp the presentation of the classic fairytale. While some may dismiss this as yet another drought in originality with yet another dismaying dig up what's left for remaking, we have to admit that it is still hard to not take notice.
With the latest trailer release of Tarsem Singh's take on Snow White, Mirror, Mirror seems very much to be a light-hearted comedy fantasy genre fare. The trailer featured heavily on the Evil Queen played by Julia Roberts, which seems to suggest that the film might be banking upon Roberts' veteran star attraction to garner attention. If you take notice, the eventual film title "Mirror, Mirror" (the signature phrase of the Evil Queen) supports the possibility of the Evil Queen angle that Tarsem may be exploring.
Trailer for Mirror, Mirror
The other, interestingly a feature debut by Rupert Sanders, is a dark and sombre take on Snow White. As illustrated in the above art, we have an overwhelming presence of star power in the form of Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman. Highly stylised and set to rage the fairytale realm in flames and chaos, this Snow White is heading straight for the grown ups who never believed in happily ever after.
Trailer of Snow White and the Huntsman
So, what say you? What do you make of the two?