Tarsem's 'Sickeningly Kiddie' Snow White Movie Titled 'Mirror Mirror'
by Alex Billington
November 5, 2011
Relativity Media has officially announced (via /Film) that the long-awaited title for its upcoming spectacular reimagining of the classic Snow White fairy tale is Mirror Mirror. (On the wall, yada yada…) The film is being directed by Tarsem Singh starring Lily Collins (above) as an exiled princess who enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright, and Oscar-winner Julia Roberts as an evil Queen who steals control of a kingdom, in a magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. Oooh, ahhh! But just hear what Tarsem has to say!
The quote that everyone seems to be throwing around comes from Moviefone, where in a recent interview, Tarsem talks about his "kiddie" Snow White, since there are two in the works. "It's a children's movie, but my stuff tends to be polarizing. When it's for children, it's like, sickeningly kiddie, and when it's the other way, it's sickeningly graphic for people. Both are OK for me," he says, adding that Mirror Mirror "is for children." I spoke to Tarsem as well (interview forthcoming) and he said pretty much the same, mentioning that it'll be "sooo sweet it's kiddie". Sounds delightful! And based on the bright, colorful photos we've seen for this, I think that's exactly what we'll be getting March 16th, especially with the title Mirror Mirror now.
In addition to Collins & Roberts, Tarsem's Mirror Mirror also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. Rounding out the cast: Sean Bean (HBO's Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings), Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret, Michael Lerner (Elf) as Baron and finally: Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Pirates of The Caribbean) and Joey Gnoffo (The Benchwarmers) as the Seven Dwarfs.
ugh, The Fall must have been a fluke, none of his other stuff looks at all good to me.
John I.G. on Nov 5, 2011
THE CELL was awesome
Fuck on Nov 5, 2011
IMMORTALS looks terrible though.
Fuck on Nov 5, 2011
This looks terribly stupid... ''Snow white and the Huntsman'' looks more interesting, though... even if it has Kristen Stewart, the story and the concept is way more developed as it goes more far than a childish Disney version (I HATE Walt Disney!!!!)
Adrianolle on Nov 5, 2011
Terribly stupid is an accurate description of Tarsem's entire filmography.
Lebowski on Nov 5, 2011
This is the one I'm looking forward to, not the that other one. This is going to be my Snow White movie and no other one (especially not the Disney one).
Davide Coppola on Nov 6, 2011
I really don't like the sound of this but Armie Hammer and Sean Bean. damn. I wonder if Hammer is a great actor or if that was Fincher's directing.
Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011
Judging by early reviews of 'J.Edgar,' it's the former.
Amir Syarif Siregar on Nov 7, 2011
Somehow Sean Bean is going to die in this one...
Mr. Foe on Nov 6, 2011
He's Snow White's father. Definitely a guarantee.
Emma on Nov 7, 2011
What film of his does he consider to be "kiddie"? As far as I can think, this is the first children's film he's made at all. Wait... is he talking about The Fall? The movie about the paralyzed stunt man who manipulates a small child to steal drugs for him so he can overdose, resulting in that child's own similar accident that may have resulted in brain damage? That was a children's film? Wow...
Anonymous on Nov 7, 2011
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