First trailer lands for Snow White And The Huntsman

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall..."

Universal has released the first official trailer for Rupert Sanders’ fairytale reimagining Snow White And The Huntsman, and it’s probably the most visually arresting teaser we’ve seen all year.

As the pumping electro soundtrack kicks in, it’s clear from the off that this is going to be a heavily stylised version of the classic fairy story, with the film’s modern-Gothic aesthetic announced through a spectacular, dissembling flock of ravens.

Many of the ancient yarn’s classic details appear to be intact, but are presented with such verve that they feel genuinely fresh, the anthropomorphised magic mirror an eye-catching case in point.

Star of the show is Charlize Theron’s dastardly Queen, sexy and sinister in equal measure and a character with a whole heap of visual tricks up her sleeve. Whether sinking into a bath of pristine-white milk or exploding into avian form, she looks every inch the iconic villain.

Elsewhere, Chris Hemsworth taps into his wild side as the eponymous Huntsman, whilst Kristen Stewart looks suitably enchanting as Snow White, despite not getting any actual lines to say.

All in all then, it seems like an exciting spin on a well-worn narrative. Whether or not the finished article lives up to the trailer remains to be seen, but if nothing else, it should be pretty easy on the eye. Snow White And The Huntsman opens in the UK on 1 June 2012.

The fairest of them all? Or will you be going to Mirror, Mirror instead?

Comments

    • chaosdefined

      Nov 11th 2011, 10:29

      Dalidab loving rubbish actress shocker! At least Milla Jovovich was decent in Fifth Element and Zoolander, but is an otherwise terrible action actress. Kristen Stewart is just plain wooden in every performance, she has a constant look of being uncomfortable. I'm on the fence over that trailer. It's certainly an interesting take but the special effects look fairly shoddy in places, in every scene Kristen Stewart had her usual one expression fixed on and the battle scenes look fairly generic. I'll give it a chance before judging however - it could be good, it could be Red Riding Hood. Although I am more interested in Mirror Mirror as I love Tarsem Singh's work, The Fall was beautiful and Immortals looks incredible. Though as there's not even a trailer for it yet I am intrigued as to how Dalidab thinks it looks awful from having seen nothing of it.

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    • 18830

      Nov 11th 2011, 11:07

      I didn't have any expectations when I saw the trailer but I was actually impressed with it. Graphics looked decent to be honest and Charlize Theron doesn't look half as bad. I was slightly disturbed at how I was impressed with a movie that actually had Kristen Stewart in it. Shocker there! Then it dawned to me that she didn't say a word in the trailer. XD But I reckon that the same low voice, nervous lip biting and constant eye batting will ruin it for me when the movie comes out.

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    • MikeyRix

      Nov 11th 2011, 12:25

      Crazily looking forward to this already, but the trailer? Be right back, gonna go change my underwear.

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    • chaosdefined

      Nov 11th 2011, 13:58

      I don't judge a movie based on a few pictures though, I wait until I at least see a full trailer to decide if it looks interesting. I think Mirror, Mirror will be far more visually beautiful and fantastical. Personally I thought Red Riding Hood was horribly bad, I actually was laughing for most of it. Luckily I have a cinema card and so didn't actually waste money on it. I was wondering why the screen was less than a quarter full until it started. Though this sums up my thoughts on Kristen Stewart as an actress: http://www.madmoizelle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/happyk.jpg

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    • BogdanZ

      Nov 11th 2011, 16:00

      they miscast Charlize Theron, because there is NO ONE FAIRER than her

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    • FBBWaterfield

      Nov 11th 2011, 16:17

      I can forgive the fact Kristen Stewart is participating in this film, simply by the fact Charlize is going to OWN this part! The trailer looks amazing, and I hope the film lives up to it!

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    • willow138

      Nov 12th 2011, 1:49

      @dalidab1982 i agree with you on this one. I know we only have a few pics to go on but Mirror, Mirror looks slightly tacky whereas this looks earthy, gothic and super super cool

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    • FBALee

      Nov 13th 2011, 18:02

      I think that looks pretty sweet.. Theron will dominate that movie, and who can resist the charm of "Thor"? It made me laugh that Stewart has like 3 seconds of screen time in the entire trailer. I'm honestly ok with that. If the movie focuses on the queen's evil deeds and desperation, and the huntsman's heroic valor, and Snow White is an after thought, this could be one of my favorite movies ever. Especially since Stewart is Snow White.. not trying to diss her looks, but it was mentioned already by someone else that Theron is like 20 times prettier than her, so that kind of makes no sense at all story-wise. Anyone appreciating a good twist on the story should check out Neil Gaiman's short story about Snow White.. I think it's called Snow and Apples or something.. basically Snow White is a vampire and the queen is a victim. Seriously, check it out.

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    • FBALee

      Nov 13th 2011, 18:03

      Snow Glass Apples. Sorry, couldn't remember the exact title. It's brilliant.

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