Hollywood can’t seem to get away from Snow White. In 2012 audiences were served with two movies about the fairy tale character: “Mirror Mirror” and “Snow White And The Huntsman.” Four years later, we’re getting a prequel to that latter film with “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” which the marketing has made clear will tell us about the story before Snow White. Now, Disney is cooking up a movie that will be a sideways look at the character.
THR reports that the mouse house is developing “Rose Red,” which will focus on Snow White’s sister. Hooray? The live action movie will come from the pen Evan Daughtery (“Snow White And The Huntsman,” ironically enough), who took an original pitch by Justin Merz titled “Red” and tied it into the original fairy tale. (Hey kids, want to know how to be a success in Hollywood? Write something based on an existing property, or take a script and rework it so it can be tentpole material).
Anyway, “Rose Red” will see Snow White’s sibling take center stage after her sister bites the poison apple. Rose will jump into action, rounding up the dwarves, and going on an adventure to break the curse.
No word yet on who will direct, but just know that the Snow White story is far, far from over on the big screen.