Universal has released the first trailer for its fantasy pic “Snow White and the Huntsmen” and it looks pretty awesome.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and evil queen Charlize Theron, “Huntsman” is a darker take on the fairytale, with the cutesiness and blushing dwarves subbed for battle armor and an epic Lord of the Rings vibe.
Directed by Rupert Sanders, “SWATH” (check Twitter) tells the story of a huntsman sent to kill Snow White but instead becomes her mentor and protector. Joe Roth and Palak Patel are producing through Roth Films. Evan Daugherty wrote the script with Hossein Amini doing the most recent script polish.
Relativity also has a horse in the Snow White race.
Dubbed “Mirror, Mirror” and starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts, Relativity’s Snow White opens in March, three months earlier than “Huntsman” (June 1, 2012), although judging from the SWATH trailer, advantage: Universal.