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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:32 am 
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As such, it shouldn't be terribly unexpected that the House of Mouse would be coming out with its own retelling of the princess and dwarves story; what they're doing with it, however, may be a bit of a surprise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is moving forward with its far east, warrior-focused version of the tale; now called "The Order of the Seven," it's been in development for years, and, so says THR, will actually minimize the aspects associated with the Grimm legend. It will be trading those trappings for an ancient action storyline that will feature a band of warriors from around the world that, once downtrodden, are galvanized by meeting an English woman in China.

As recently as February, the film was in development under the title, "Snow and the Seven," and had what seems to be a similar storyline to what we see today: an Englishwoman goes to Hong Kong for her father's funeral and realizes that her evil stepmother was plotting her murder, at which point she turns to the warriors for protection. Natalie Portman was rumored to be semi-attached to that project, but whether that's still the case remains to be seen.

Whoever gets the lead, to the extent that the film is still loosely based on the fairytale, will have stiff competition to be the definitive live action face of the beloved princess. Kristen Stewart is starring as a warrior-in-training princess alongside Chris Hemsworth and Evil Queen Charlize Theron in "Snow White and the Huntsman," while Lily Collins will play a more traditional Snow White with Julia Roberts as Evil Queen and Armie Hammer as the dashing Prince.


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Disney, why are you butchering one of your most beloved classics like this?! :cry: It's bad enough you screwed up with Alice in Wonderland, now you're ruining THIS?!

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Does Disney need a real remake of our beloved animated feature, let alone the first animated feature from Disney and America in general? Seriously?!

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If the storyline was actually any good and/or intriguing in any way, then I'd be slightly open to it. Unfortunately, that synopsis sounds AWFUL. :x

Whilst it's good that they aren't trying to recreate the film with an identical story, and it's also good that they aren't doing it in a way to appeal to the braindead Twilight crowd, that action film idea sounds like dumb, lowest-common-denominator, cinematic trite.

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I never understood Hollywoods fasination diong these Snow White titles lately...however if your are the studio that brought it to light why not do a live adaption of the cartoon done right...the whole thing could be really well do if done right.


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This has been in development for years.

However, I wouldn't call it a remake. This film takes the concept of the Snow White fairy tale and translates it into a Chinese action epic. It's a reimagining.

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Thanks Umbrellafish, I was just going to say the same thing.

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Can't we have ANY original ideas? I'm sorry, putting Snow White in China doesn't seem very original to me. :headshake:

I for one, am sick of remakes, reboots and sequels. It just seems everyone is copying everyone these days. Sorry, I needed to get that rant out. :oops:

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Not so much reboots, but remakes and sequels have been going on since the beginning of cinema. It's nothing new.

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I honestly doubt that this is true, to be honest with you. That would be blasphemy if they ever did anything like that to the original story.

Truthfully, I believe the whole thing is just silly superstition. Some dopey person that thought it would be funny to joke around and post rumors like that.. :roll:


And when I say "Dopey" I do not mean the Dwarf.. :roll:

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No, no and a thousand times, NO!!!!!!!

There should be a law against this kind of shit!! :x


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ANOTHER Snow White-movie?

We're already getting two! Do we really need this one?

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Disney's Snow White from 1937 was not the first time that this tale had been told. Disney's Snow White was not even the first time that this tale was made into a movie.

The tale of Snow White has been around for hundreds of years. So if Disney or anyone else makes a movie based on the tale of Snow White I see it as another movie version of the tale of Snow White.

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Been in development for a while, this isn't new.
That said, Shaolin Dwarfs is a much better idea then what Snow White and the Huntsman is looking like.


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OK well if this was anything like Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland or Oz the Great and Powerful I would be interested but turning a fairytale into an action flick (which will flop) just = No.

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Please let this be a joke.

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Why are people acting as if this is news?

Also, a Chinese warrior film loosely inspired by the original fairytale is not a remake of Disney's animated classic.

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PatrickvD wrote:
Why are people acting as if this is news?

Also, a Chinese warrior film loosely inspired by the original fairytale is not a remake of Disney's animated classic.


Exactly This film has been in development since at least 2004, as I remember there being a discussion about it back then. I doubt it will get made for at least some time anyway, as two studios have different versions of the Snow White story in the pipeline already.

Plus, it is by all means more of a reimagining, and not a direct remake à la 101 Dalmatians.

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PatrickvD wrote:
Why are people acting as if this is news?

Also, a Chinese warrior film loosely inspired by the original fairytale is not a remake of Disney's animated classic.


Yes this is another version of the tale of Snow White that will be told in a different way. Disney's Snow White film from 1937 is one movie version base on the tale of Snow White and this new movie will be another movie version based on the tale of Snow White and it will be told in a very different way.

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