A Snow White remake is reportedly in the works, and insiders say the new version will be âdarker and edgierâ than the original. Disneyâs beloved classic will be re-tooled by Brett Ratner, the director of Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand. At first he seems an odd choice for a childrenâs classic, but it looks like the new movie wonât be aimed at children alone. Check out the full story, with photos and video below!
Like Tim Burtonâs âAlice in Wonderlandâ remake starring Johnny Depp, the new movie will expand on the original storyline, and include some darker elements to fill out the plot. Going with the current trend, Ratner plans to produce the final cut in 3D.
His Snow White remake, he says, will be aimed at the generation who grew up watching the Disney classic.
“This is not your grandfather’s Snow White,” the director said. “Melisa went back to the 500 year old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney’s film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we’re going to do.”
âHi-Ho; Hi-Ho; Itâs off to steal we go?â Nice twist. And they are adding a dragon as well? Should be a fun movie! I really enjoyed the re-take on âAlice in Wonderland,â and I hope Brett Ratner can do as good of a job with this timeless Disney classic.
What do you think of the proposed Snow White remake? Would you like to see an updated version of this classic? Let me know in the comment section! For a little piece of nostalgia, check out the video below!
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