Tarsem Singh’s ‘Snow White’ Movie Titled ‘Mirror Mirror’

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Even though principal photography wrapped on director Tarsem Singh’s Snow White project back in mid-September of this year – and we’ve already been treated to a plethora of eye-catchingly colorful imagery from the film – Relativity Media has been holding off on announcing the actual title of the fairy tale retelling… until now.

Meanwhile, Universal’s period action-adventure spin on the famous Snow White tale, entitled Snow White and the Huntman, will hit theaters just a few months after Singh’s movie does. So, how then will Relativity strive to convince moviegoers who know nothing about either Snow White project that it is something unique?

The answer is… by not actually including “Snow White” in the title. Singh’s film has instead been dubbed Mirror Mirror, in reference to the classic phrase that the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) uses while consulting her enchanted mirror on the matter of who “the fairest in the land” is.

Singh’s Mirror Mirror is officially described as a “spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal” where Robert’s malicious villainess forces her daughter-in-law, played by Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Abduction), into exile following the death of the king (Sean Bean), and takes control of the faraway kingdom. Collins’ princess thereafter joins forces with a band of seven small-stature “rebels” who help the young woman fight and reclaim her birthright.

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Snow White (Lily Collins) and her seven dwarfs in 'Mirror Mirror'

Machine Gun Preacher scripter Jason Keller and Melissa Wallack (Meet Bill) collaborated on the screenplay for Mirror Mirror, the cast of which also includes The Social Network star Armie Hammer as Prince “Charming” Andrew Alcott and Nathan Lane (The Lion King, The Birdcage) as the Queen’s comical servant. More than that, this flick looks to be as visually splendid a piece of cinema as any of Singh’s previous films, including, the upcoming 300-style swords & sandals epic, Immortals.

Whether this project will also amount to an entertaining and creative “updating” of the traditional Snow White story – or a thematically bland piece of eye candy – remains to be seen. As always, here’s hoping for the best…


Mirror Mirror will arrive in theaters around the U.S. on March 16th, 2012.

Source: Relativity Media

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  1. Horrible title -_-

    • Well, might not be so bad considering there’s another, unreleated, Snow White movie being made… But that one is guaranteed to suck because Kristen Stewart is starring…

    • The title should be HORRIBLE SNOW WHITE!

  2. Why is it so bad? I like it…short, sweet, and to the point. Plus, if I remember correctly, it’s the same title as the Gregory (WICKED) Maguire novel (also a variation on the Snow White tale, a very well done variation, in fact). Maybe they’ll share some storytelling elements?

    • I have read Macquire’s “Mirror”. . . I wish this was even close.
      Please some director take on Maguire’s work!!!!

  3. this is a really nice movie~~

  4. Oh well. It could be worse.

  5. that’s not a bad title.

  6. I think both versions are going to be good.

  7. I think it isn’t bad, and from what I’ve seen so far I like both. The colourful to the dark. I’m looking forward to both.

  8. Wheres the trailor already

  9. The title is good, easily remember and to the point. They are smart that not using “snow white” in the title to different this one from the Universal’s. And I like this one more, colorful and look more interesting. Another one is going to bomb mainly because KS’s acting sucks and make the movie so boring.

    • Actually, both people can’t act. Lily is worse than Kristen. Have you watch her in Abduction? She couldn’t act. At least Kristen’s The Runaways movie have gained her positive comebacks for her strong portrayal of Joan Jett.
      Either way, these two movies will only be good mainly because of the supporting casts.

      • Um, please never judge anyone’s acting by watching a terrible movie all around like Abduction… Why don’t you watch The Blind Side if you want to see Lily act. Nobody is worse than Kristen Stewart. I guess maybe if you compare her to Megan Fox there might be some competition…

  10. I’m thoroughly convinced that Sean Bean has it in every movie contract that his character must die.

  11. I love Snow White, Sleeping beauty & Alice in Wonderland. So i’m expecting a great movie with some action of any kind. If Kristen is going to succeed outside the Twilight bubble, she’s got to show something other than numbness.