It’s Monday and we’re kicking it off with announcing “Mirror Mirror“, the upcoming fantasy film based on the Brothers Grimm’s “Snow White”.
Comedy fantasy film, that is.
Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, Immortals), this zippy new version of the made-popular-by-Disney’s “Snow White” will take a different spin, led by the comedic American sweetheart, Julia Roberts and Lily Collins (daughter of rocker, Phil Collins). Julia Roberts plays with evil queen whereas Lily Collins stars as Snow White.
The film, which has previously been known as, “Untitled Snow White Project“, plays up society’s obsession with youth and shows the queen undergoing all forms of age-defying procedures in order to seduce the prince.
When asked, Julia Roberts said ,“I think it’s fantastic that the film laughs at all of this. The queen is so blatantly psychotically possessed by this idea of staying young, and especially in this day and age where people can just be so out of sync with what really is truly beautiful about them.”
“It’s always heartbreaking when you see somebody who was beautiful but didn’t appreciate it to the degree that they tampered with it. It really breaks my heart.”
“Obviously, I’m getting older like everybody else. I don’t worry about it because it’s futile. It’s a bit like screaming in the wind. And maybe I don’t struggle with it because I’m over-loved,” she added with a wink.’
On the other hand, Lily Collins tells all about the real twist behind “Mirror Mirror”. In an exclusive interview, Lily revealed, “Snow White, she is modernized and doesn’t stay a victim. She can take control of her destiny and is the princess saving the prince.”
What? Snow White? Not demure, sweet, and timid?
Apparently not. To shake off the timid stereotype of Snow White that we are all only too familiar, Lily Collins had to take up four whole months of sword training for some scenes in “Mirror Mirror”. Hmm. We wonder if this changes everything for the roles of the seven dwarves as well.
Watch the official trailer for “Mirror Mirror”, the fairytale most of us grew up with, here:
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“Mirror Mirror” is set to be released on the 29th of March 2012. Oh, start the countdown clock already because we can’t wait to watch it!
And we know this for a fact: that whether young or old, this movie is going to be the one movie that will make us all feel both very young and old all at the same time.
For more information, visit their official website.