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Disney Moves Ahead on Live-Action Snow White Remake

Is that a picture of Snow White next to a picture of some monks?
Why, yes. Yes, it is.

But why?
Well, because Disney is planning a live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, directed by Francis Lawrence of I Am Legend.

But ... the monks?
In this version, tentatively titled Snow and the Seven, a British girl in 19th century Hong Kong will realize she must conquer an evil force — and she'll train for her adventure with seven Shaolin monks. There's even a crazy internet rumor that Natalie Portman and Jet Li could be involved.

I'm baffled.
This project has been floating around for a while — Michael Chabon was supposed to write the script at one point, though he's no longer involved, and at least four other writers have also had their hands on the screenplay — but it looks like Disney's really going ahead with it now. I'm not sure why Disney would risk sullying a true classic with a remake that sounds a little ... um, far-fetched, especially when the project has already been this troubled. What's your take?

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A_Kat A_Kat 8 years
pintsized pintsized 8 years
And it couldn't be an Asian girl could it? Jeez, I'm damn sick of seeing all these generic looking white girls, especially in an Asian themed movie.
Chica8a Chica8a 8 years
weird !
liliesandlyla liliesandlyla 8 years
oh please no!
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 8 years
By today's standards of film, Snow White can be tough for kids to watch continuously.... I can see why they are "milking" the trademark potential franchise.... even if I don't approve.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
get some new ideas, Disney.
Calimie Calimie 8 years
That sounds a bit crazy, but maybe it'll be a good film in itself once you forget that remake nonsense. I hope it'll be an adventure flick, like Pirates meeting Cruching Tiger? Otherwise it'll be just weird.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
August Fools?
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
WHY CAN'T THEY COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS FOR CHILDREN'S MOVIES?!?!?! GAHHHHH come up with something fresh and new!
mejumojo mejumojo 8 years
tralalala tralalala 8 years
..... sigh
AtatakaiSunshine AtatakaiSunshine 8 years
Also, I pretty much agree with Mainly Obsessed. I'm disappointed that they'll put out such sucky movies, like those gosh darn decades-too-late animated sequels and things like Underdog.. -_- (no offense intended to anyone who's going to see it).
AtatakaiSunshine AtatakaiSunshine 8 years
Oh my god, I forgot all about this. Er, since I first read about it a week or two ago. But I'm sure it's gonna be horrible.
mandykw mandykw 8 years
Booo! I wish they weren't doing this.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
umm not so sure about this one.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Not at all sure about this one.
Dream-Angel Dream-Angel 8 years
Do they make dwarf moks? :) Who knows. I remember going to the first pirates movie thinking "OMG, this is gonna suck" and only seeing it because of Johnny. I ended up going to it five other times in the theatres that summer.
ailene ailene 8 years
Monks?!?!?! I think it would be best to stick with the classic Snow White story line... make it sort of like a fantasy movie. I have no idea where they get the idea of "monks" from "dwarves." I'm a little leary of how this will turn out... but I will probably watch it at least once to satisfy my curiousity.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
Sounds a little strange to me! I'm not even a big fan of the original animated Snow White.
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 8 years
Disney is a company who, IMO, teeters between making great and classic animated/live action films (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Toy Story, and all the other Disney Pixar/ animated masterpieces of old) and putting out utter crap (too many to list) just to make money. This looks like the latter. I think Disney could and should do better than this. They're basically flaunting the fact that children will see any movie, no matter how bad the trailer is.
nybella nybella 8 years
oh goodness.
hvnly34 hvnly34 8 years
I just watched Ever After 2 nights ago. It is one of my favorite movies of all times and I was thinking it is probably the Disney story that is easiest to make into a real life or more realistic movie. I would be interested in hearing more about this movie...I definitely wouldn't count it out.
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