Sure, there are already two live action Snow White films in production, but if there’s any studio that knows a fairytale, it’s Disney. 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.
The unique project which Disney has been developing since 2002, focuses a bit more on Snow’s seven companions, who aren’t as cute and jolly as in the 1937 classic. In fact, the project, which was initially known as Snow and the Seven and had scripts by writers ranging from Michael Chabon to Jayson Rothwell, is evolving into more of an original action film, with the Snow White elements being minimized.
In this version the seven are a 19th century-set disparate band of international warriors belonging to a centuries-old order who have lost their way. Their meeting with an Englishwoman being chased by an ancient evil is the catalyst for their redemption.
While the project is set in China, the warriors will be from locales near (the U.S.) and far (Russia), and each warrior will have a unique fighting style.
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