Disney's Snow White reboot gets a director

Michael Gracey set for The Order Of The Seven

The news that Disney are set to remake one of their all-time classic properties would generally be met with a sad sigh and a simple shrug of the shoulders. However, their plans for Snow White do at least sound a little different.

Set in China, The Order Of The Seven will reimagine Snow White’s vertically-challenged pals as a septet of 19th Century warriors who belong to a faltering, centuries-old order. When they stumble across a young woman in peril, the opportunity presents itself to restore glory to their kind.

Advert director and visual effects whizz Michael Gracey has been placed at the helm, replacing I Am Legend’s Francis Lawrence, whilst Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt has been hard at work on a tweaked version of the script. Gracey will soon begin storyboarding the film, with no release date in sight as yet.

The film is one of three Snow White projects currently in development, alongside Relativity’sstill untitled project, and Universal’s Snow White And The Huntsman.

The latter film is expected to be a dark, action-orientated take on the fairy tale, with Rupert Sanders directing an all-star cast including Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. It’s set to arrive in cinemas on 1 June 2012.


Do we really need three new Snow White films? Have your say below.


    • thisgenius

      Aug 4th 2011, 9:13

      As long as its not animated.....

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 4th 2011, 9:42

      Whats with all the Snow Whites? I hear live action Snow White and immediatly think about the Rob Lowe horror show at the '89 Oscars. ANyway, this one sounds alright and its done by the writer of Little MIss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, so theres hope.

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