‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Trailer & Posters

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Since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 will arrive in theaters soon (at the time of writing this), it looks like Universal is going to take advantage of the fevered anticipation and hype surrounding star Kristen Stewart to heighten awareness of the actress’s next outing on the big screen: the fairy tale retelling, Snow White and the Huntsman.

Huntsman is being designed as a dark and grisly spin on the famous Brothers Grimm story – one that could both kick off a trilogy about its namesakes and stand apart from the other (family-friendly) Snow White movie on the horizon, Mirror Mirror, which is being directed by Tarsem Singh – who is actually better-known for his stylishly macabre and “edgy” film work (see: The Cell, Immortals).

Snow White and the Huntsman is being helmed by video game commercial director Rupert Sanders (Halo 3) and was scripted by the likes of Evan Spiliotopoulos (who penned an early draft of the in-development Wanted 2) and Oscar-nominee Hossein Amini (Drive). So, it’s fair to say that a good chunk of the film’s creative team know a thing or two about crafting gritter and more violent cinematic fare.

Get an early look at what their take on the original Snow White story – which is often quite dark and disturbing on its own – will be like, by watching the Snow White and the Huntsman teaser trailer, after the synopsis, below:

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her.  But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her.  Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.

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Now have a look at the latest characters posters from Huntsman in the gallery below:

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Overall (early) impression? Twilight 2.0, this clearly is not.

There’s a definite period fantasy action-adventure video game-inspired aesthetic to this Huntsman footage, which seems sufficiently different in style than either the Lord of the Rings trilogy or Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. In terms of its unique production design and dramatic atmosphere alone, Huntsman looks to actually stand out amongst the upcoming fairy tale movie crowd.

Hemsworth should do quite well as the Huntsman, who seems like a cross between Rings‘ Aragorn and Thor (albeit, wielding twin axes instead of a hammer). Hopefully, Stewart will prove her detractors wrong and make for a spirited incarnation of Snow White. Plus, since this trailer makes it clear that Stewart’s princess is destined, but is not yet “the fairest in the land,” perhaps people will lay off trashing her looks – especially, in comparison to Charlize Theron.

On that note: Theron comes off here as an (appropriately) vicious yet gorgeous villainess – one who could easily be a scene-stealer. That’s not to mention, the way her magic mirror melts and reforms to anthropomorphic life in Huntsman is pretty cool too…

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Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters around the U.S. on June 1st, 2012.

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  1. I’m extremely skeptical about this….. lol yes I can’t help but think twilight just from seeing kristin Stewart. but that’s unfair. still it’s snow white why the he’ll is she in battle with swords etc? this is so overtly typical feminist modernist female version of snow white does every leading female have to play out this now typical cliche role? can’t snow white just be similiar to the cartoon at least is it a crime for a woman to be fair innocent soft spoken and delicate?? sheesh snow white with swords and armor— imagine you being the guy that gets his behind kicked by snow white. omg! lol

  2. Weeelll…it DOES look kinda cool…buut…i can’t help but sense something cheesy about the whole thing. Maybe I’m the only one, but i distinctly smelled cheese…although it was more along the lines of Havarti or Gouda instead of Kraft American by-product, if that’s saying anything. And every time I’ve seen Kristen Stewart, she always seemed to give off this air of insecurity; it’ll be kinda hard to imagine her as a sword-wielding princess…Chris Hemsworth is gangsta as usual (although, personally, I think he looks more at home in the woods than on Asgard…). I might check it out…i don’t mind a cheesy movie every once in a while, and this one looks to be a grade above most of them.

    P.S. Who the heck voiced the friggin MIRROR?? That dude was awesome!

  3. it might jusy be me but I don’t see Kristen Stewart as the ” fairest” of them all

  4. Well I was ok with Kirsten Stewart until I saw Twilight on TV for the first time 2 weeks ago. Twilight was just, eeeeyahhhh and she is a mediocre actress at best, so putting her into another leading role has me very skeptical.

    • I’ve heard that she is a good actress, and that she has a decent body of work in the underground arena. She’s being paid to play a highly unlikeable (unless you’re a fan of the series) character in Twilight. People don’t seem to understand that she’s portraying the character as its supposed to be portrayed. This sort of reminds me of how a lot of people bash on Keira Knightly because of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies or on Scarlette Johanson because of her seductress roles. People seem to think “Oh! She was so convincing and bad at acting in this movie, it must be representative of her acting potential and talent in general”. For the people who actually do go out and see the actors/actresses in other movies, I’d ask them “Did you really go into the other films with an open mind of said actor/actress, or did you have to struggle to block out the influence of their prior performance on your judgement of they’re current performance?”

      For my money, I don’t understand where all the hysterical panic comes from whenever Twilight is mentioned. I don’t love the movies, and my enjoyment of certain parts of those films is limited. But to clarify,

      there’s a difference between not liking a movie, hating it, and being hysterically paranoid about it. Twilight gets a lot of the hysterical paranoid haters, and it causes other movies to be bashed simply for having an association with Twilight, regardless of the association.

  5. Its retro. Dark fantasy.

    I love it.

  6. Well, I’m impressed to my surprise. Will probably go see this even if it turns out the actings bad, for the stuning visuals alone. As an art student all I can say is “wow” on those.

    The music sort of bothers me though, even though it sort of fits, and the fact that we don’t hear Kristen uter a line in the whole trailer.

  7. Color me surprised. I was killing some time so I just checked the trailer out and it doesn’t look anything like I expected. I was expecting Twilight and that’s not at all what it was. Until 5 minutes ago I was skipping over everything related to this but now I’m intrigued.

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