In The Balcony Movie Review: Snow White And The Huntsman

By Jueseppi B.








Snow White and the Huntsman is an upcoming action fantasy directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Evan Daugherty. The film is currently in post-production and is slated for release on June 1, 2012 in the United States.








In a kingdom ruled by tyranny, the vain and selfish Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) learns that her stepdaughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), is destined to surpass her not only as the “Fairest One of All” but also as the kingdom’s future ruler. But then the Queen learns from her Magic Mirror (Christopher Obi) that the only way to remain in power is to consume Snow White’s heart and achieve immortality. Meanwhile, Snow White escapes into the Dark Forest and Ravenna recruits the Huntsman Eric (Chris Hemsworth) to kill Snow White. Eric, however, takes pity on the young princess and teaches Snow White the art of war. Now, with the aid of eight dwarves and Prince William (Sam Claflin), Snow White begins a rebellion to bring down her stepmother once and for all.





The Dwarves












Film producers considered casting a less well-known actress for the role of Snow White, with mention of Riley KeoughFelicity JonesBella HeathcoteAlicia Vikander and Rachel Maxwell as possible picks. This idea became less likely as actresses Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were later rumored to be shortlisted for the role. On March 4, 2011, the casting rumors were fueled even more by a series of tweets from co-producer Palak Patel that confirmed that Kristen Stewart was offered the role of Snow White. The tweets also stated that an official confirmation would be coming out later that week, but it would be several weeks before her casting was officially confirmed by the studio. At first, Winona Ryder was considered to play Ravenna, before the role went to Charlize TheronJohnny Depp turned down the offer to play Eric, the huntsman. Viggo Mortensen was in negotiations with Universal for the part, but ultimately turned down the role as well. Hugh Jackman was briefly offered to play the role of the huntsman but also declined. In 2011, Thor star Chris Hemsworth was eventually cast in the role of the huntsman.




Directed by Rupert Sanders
Produced by Joe Roth
Screenplay by Hossein Amini
Evan Daugherty
Based on Snow White by
Brothers Grimm
Starring Kristen Stewart
Charlize Theron
Chris Hemsworth
Sam Claflin
Ian McShane
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Greig Fraser
Editing by Hughes Winborne
Michael McCusker
Pietro Scalia
Studio Roth Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) May 31, 2012 (Germany)
June 1, 2012(United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $70 million





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