Colorful ‘Snow White’ Pic; Grim ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ Images

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The fairest maiden in the land will be brought to life on the big screen once again by both Lily Collins and Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart, in next year’s still-untitled Snow White project and Snow White and the Huntsman, respectively.

Official images from both films have now been released, offering an early look at the difference in tone and style of the competing fairy tale projects, which are slated for theatrical release less than three months apart next year.

Tarsem Singh’s Snow White flick will arrive first and promises to be a colorful take on the Brothers Grimm story – one that amps up the action and offers a more contemporary portrayal of the ebony-haired princess, but still has its fair share of comedy and feels like an imaginative fable.

Entertainment Weekly snagged the first image of Collins in costume as Snow White, along with a few choice quotes from the young actress about this new incarnation of the character. Check them out below:

“[Snow White is] a joyful person who lights up a room and maintains grace at all times. She’s a naive innocent young girl who turns into a woman and really finds herself… She’s very much that fairy tale princess we’ve all read about in books. She’s been modernized in a way that she becomes a fighter in the end.”

lily collins snow white image Colorful Snow White Pic; Grim Snow White & the Huntsman Images

Collin’s Snow White outfit is just as eye-catching as one would expect, considering the previous work of Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka, in films like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Cell. There’s also more of traditional fairy tale feel to this first still from Singh’s Snow White - what with the flowery patterning on Collin’s dress and the misty blue woods in the background. It gives off a significantly different vibe than the first images released from Snow White and the Huntsman (as you’ll see in a moment).

Joining Collins in the film will be Armie Hammer as the brawny Prince Andrew Alcott, who is seen as a potential pawn by the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) – a villainess who hides her true sociopathic nature beneath the veneer of a “sweet” (like poisoned honey) demeanor. Suffice it to say, having Roberts play the Queen sounds like an excellent bit of casting.

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Those who caught the 2011 Comic-Con Huntsman panel got an early look at footage from the film, which has only just begun production. Based on early reactions, it seems director Rupert Sanders and producer Joe Roth are quite serious about delivering a darkly epic version of the Snow White story that could conceivably kick off a new trilogy on scale with Lord of the Rings (take that how you will).

Roth was also a producer on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which was more of an action-adventure fantasy along the lines of Chronicles of Narnia than the whimsical source material by Lewis Carroll. Based on the early images released from Huntsman, this new re-imagining of a famous story is going a similar route.

Check out the character images from Snow White and the Huntsman (via Coming Soon) in the gallery below:

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There’s definitely a stark difference in appearance between the glistening sheen of Collins as Snow White and a pallid, armor-clad Stewart as the princess – who looks a bit like warrior-mode Mia Wasikowska from Alice in Wonderland. Hemsworth’s appearance as the Huntsman likewise recalls that of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, while Claflin as the prince bears more than a passing resemblance to Ben Barnes as Caspian in the Narnia films. Needless to say, Huntsman seems poised to wear its influences on its sleeve, so to speak.

Theron as the Evil Queen looks appropriately gothic, with her metal claw finger rings and flowing dark garbs (not to mention, her blue eyeliner – always a surefire sign of evil). Between the combined star power of the Oscar-winning actress, Stewart, and Hemsworth, Huntsman seems positioned to draw a good deal of attention to itself, even in the aftermath of Singh’s Snow White project.

Huntsman will also undoubtedly benefit from having seven great character actors onboard as battle-ready dwarfs. It’ll be interesting to see how they differ from or resemble similar characters in both Peter Jackson’s Rings trilogy and upcoming Hobbit movies, given the Tolkien-esque aesthetic that Huntsman appears to be embracing – both visually and thematically.

Tarsem Singh’s Snow White film arrives in theaters on March 16th, 2012.

Snow White and the Huntsman will hit theaters shortly thereafter on June 1st, 2012.

Source: EW, Coming Soon

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  1. What will you get for 2 snow white at the same year?
    A giant snowball.

  2. Kristen Stewart looks unhappy wherever she is.

  3. Looks like Chris’s Thor muscles went away must of lost his special candy

    • Well Avengers is filming right now so obviously he hasn’t lost his muscles. Prob just can’t see them bc of what he’s wearing.

  4. It looks as though Snow White will be from Gondor in Snow White and The Huntsman.

  5. Kristen stewart looks more like Joan of Arc rather than snow white.

  6. kristen looks retarded period LOL

  7. huh, i had no idea that snow white was actually joan of arc in disguise.

  8. Joan of Want.

  9. To be honest, neither sounds to be all that interesting, especially Huntsman. But, I’m going to withhold final judgement until the official trailers are out.

  10. Couldn’t the filmmakers have been somewhat more imaginative with Snow White instead of merely ripping off Alice in Wonderland with the sword and suit of armor?

  11. Bring on the dwarf pictures

  12. Ya…..I’ll be watching Tarsem Singh’s superior version. That’s about all I needed to see from the twilight themed one. It was expected that they would go that direction. But I’ll be telling everyone I know to avoid the sleepy kristin stewart version.

  13. Why does snow white have an armor?

  14. gimme a break.. So, Snow White has a sword and she’s ready to kick ass.. and The huntsman is the good guy so Snow White and the Huntsman have a thing going on? This is just too kinky. And the Prince is the bad guy? Damn revisionist madness!

    The Queen looks hot! lol

    This is a Lord of The Rings Harry Potter mashup written all over it.. I dunno… Do I sound skeptical?

  15. The Kristin Stewart one looks like a Hobbit ripoff.

    I’m going with the Tarsem Singh’s one. At least that sounds more interesting.

  16. KRISTEN STEWARD IS NOT SNOW WHITEE!!!

  17. So Kirsten made one bad movie (twilight), but she’s still a great actress. Watch the runaways, panic room, cake eaters, the messengers, etc. and you can obviously see that the girl has talent. Don’t start hating on her, becuase her worst movie, just happens to be the most popular.

  18. have any of you seen pics of Katie Perry on MUSIC choice??? There is a pic of her that looks as though she is in a Snow White outfit. I like Kristen Stuart how ever i would not pick her to play Snow White I’d Rather pick Katie Perry for the role..

  19. I will give both of them a chance, despite my disdain for Kristen Stewart’s acting abilities. I’m starved of good sword-and-sorcery flicks at the box office, so I need to get my fix. I loved Tarsem’s “The Fall,” and his Snow White movie looks interesting, and very pretty to boot. But yeah, I’ll give Kristen another chance and hope to high heaven that it was just Twilight dragging her down. Besides, I loved the LOTR trilogy even with Elijah Wood as Frodo driving me bats…*sigh*

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