Everybody wants a bite out of Snow White. While Universal Pictures and Relativity Media are trying to be first out of the gate with their dueling visions of the fairy tale, it’s perhaps only fitting that Disney’s ABC is likely to beat them both with drama series “Once Upon a Time,” starring Ginnifer Goodwin, which bows this fall.
Universal announced last week that its “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with Kirsten Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, said to be a dark actioner, will bow June 1, 2012. Relativity had previously set its Tarsem Singh-directed “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White,” a family romp starring Lily Collins for a June 29 release.
All the projects hope to tap into America’s fascination with the fairy tale, which first appeared in a 1937 Disney toon.
Meanwhile the Alphabet’s series, from “Lost” alums Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, will air this fall. No word yet on whether it features a Smoke Monster or Frogurt.