New ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Images & Set Photos

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Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman won’t be the first retelling of the Grimm fairy tale to hit theaters in 2012 (that honor goes to Mirror Mirror) but the former’s darkly fantastical, action-packed spin on the story already has many moviegoers excited to see this new iteration of the famous princess fable.

Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, who is “destined” to become the most beautiful woman in a faraway kingdom. That does not sit well with Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), the (literally) iron-clawed sorceress obsessed with maintaing a youthful exterior. When the queen’s enchanted mirror informs her that she can achieve immortality by consuming Snow White’s heart, Ravenna forces a widower huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track down and kill the renegade princess. That plan backfires when Snow’s would-be killer instead trains her in the art of combat.

Check out the latest official stills and behind-the-scenes photos from Snow White and the Huntsman:

As is nicely illustrated in the gallery above, Huntsman has the benefit of costumes designed by triple Academy Award-winner Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland) along with sets, props, and fantasy creature design handled by an art department whose collective resume includes such titles as the Harry Potter series, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Hugo. So, this Snow White re-imagining should be able to match the colorfully extravagant Mirror Mirror, in terms of overall eye candy quality.

While early Huntsman footage and Mirror Mirror footage reflect the films’ strikingly different tones, the former so far looks like the winner, in terms of both quality acting and storytelling. The latter is less shocking when you bear in mind that Mirror Mirror‘s original script draft (by a newcomer writer) was reworked by Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher) – whereas Huntsman‘s was revamped by Oscar-nominee Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive).

We will find out for certain which Snow White flick is truly fairest of them all (couldn’t resist) after Mirror Mirror hits U.S. theaters next month on March 30th, followed by Snow White and the Huntsman on June 1st.

Source: Teen Vogue (via Collider)

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  1. Why do I have the feeling that Charlize Theron will totally own this movie?

    • Lord knows when the mirror claims that she is not the hottest its a lie.

  2. The more I see, the more “Huntsman” looks better and better.

    And to hear that Hossein Amini (“Drive”) gave the script a revamp? So much the better.

    • Too bad it stars Ms. Whiny Twilight who can’t seem break out of her one dimensional acting style.

      • Give her a chance, maybe she’ll suprise all of us with a good performance. Maybe being surrounded by good actors like Charlize and ‘Thor’ will raise her game, let’s wait till we see the movie.

  3. Im looking forward to this movie..booyah!!!

  4. If the mirror tells Theron that Stewart is prettier than her, I’m leaving the theater traveling to Hollywood and kick everyone that made this in the a**.

    • Heh, just rewatch the trailer. The Mirror very clearly says that Stewart as Snow White is “destined to surpass” Theron’s character one day, in terms of looks.

      Whether or not you buy that line is, of course, another matter.

    • I was going to write the same thing, when Theron was in her “Monster” she was on par with Stewart. This movie is ridiculous.

  5. Might be worth a watch, but its gonna be a renter. Hemswoth’s other movie coming out in a few months on the other hand, dude, I’m there

  6. i realy like kristen……

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