The “Snow White” wars have escalated once again. Relativity Media has announced its 2012 slate, and its “Untitled Snow White Project,” previously dated for June 29, 2012, will now be released on March 16, 2012. Universal Studios had previously announced its “Snow White and the Huntsman” for a December, 2012 release, but last week announced it would release its movie on June 1, 2012, a move Relativity is clearly not taking lying down.
Relativity’s “Untitled Snow White Project” will be directed by Tarsem Singh (“Immortals”), and stars Lily Collins (“The Blind Side”) and Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”). Oscar-winner Julia Roberts is also on board as the evil queen. According to a press release distributed by Relativity:
In Relativity’s “Untitled Snow White Project,” starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts and breakout star Lilly Collins (“The Blind Side”), an evil Queen (Roberts) steals control of a kingdom, and an exiled princess (Collins) enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane(“The Birdcage”) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. The film will begin production in June 2011.
“Safe Haven,” based on the latest novel from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, whose books have been made into the films “The Notebook,” “The Last Song,” “Nights in Rodanthe” and “Dear John,” is described as “a gripping love story infused with suspense and discovery.” When a young woman escaping her past moves to a small North Carolina town, and falls for a loving widowed father, he heals her heart, and helps her escape the danger that threatens her. The film starts shooting this summer.
“Hunter Killer” follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue the Russian president, who has been taken prisoner during a military coup, in an effort to stop a rogue Russian General from igniting World War III. The film heads into production this summer, directed by veteran thriller specialist Phillip Noyce (“Salt,” “Clear and Present Danger,” “Patriot Games”).
Relativity’s previously announced 2012 slate includes “House at the End of the Street” on February 3, 2012, followed by its “Untitled Raven Project” on March 9, 2012 and then the “Untitled Farrelly/Wessler Comedy” on April 13, 2012.