Michael Arndt Hired To Write Live-Action SNOW WHITE
Disney is moving forward with a live-action version of Snow White called Snow White and the Seven.
The studio is currently in negotiations with Toy Story 3 Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael Arndt to pen the script. Disney’s had this Snow White project in the works since 2002. The film is planned to be centered on a 19th century Englishwoman who returns to her Hong Kong home for her father’s funeral, only to discover that her stepmother is plotting against her. She escapes to mainland China, finding solace among a rogue band of seven international warriors.
Francis Lawrence (Constantine) has been attached to direct the film since the projects early development. The projects gone through a few different writers over the years, but was originally written by Scott Elder and Josh Harmon. Natalie Portman has been circling the lead role in the film. I’m not sure how this will happen now that she’s pregnant.
This sounds like a pretty cool version of Snow White for the fact that the dwarves are now Shaolin monk warriors. Imagine that, pretty damn sweet. What are your thoughts of this news?