With "The Hunger Games" killing at the box office this weekend, it's clear that original stories can still attract audiences. Unfortunately, sequels and re-hashing of old stories still dominate the major releases. This year we have not 1, but 2 Snow White films coming our way. Early word is that "Mirror Mirror" captures the wit that made the Shrek films so successful, while the latest "Snow White and the Huntsman" trailers look quite promising. Mirror Mirror hits theatres this coming Friday.
MIRROR MIRROR (Mar 30)
Director: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Julia Roberts, Michael Lerner, Mare Winningham
Plot: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (Jun 1)
Director: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Charlize Theron, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane
Plot: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.