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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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