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10 Other Fairy Tale Movies Coming to the Big Screen
The beautiful princess looking for love, the evil stepmother thwarting her every move, the handsome prince who comes to her rescue -- all are classic fairy tale characters that have come to life on the big screen, ever since the invention of movies.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" is just the latest cinematic re-telling of a classic fairy tale, following closely on the heels of the similarly Snow White-centric "Mirror Mirror." These types of films may be experiencing a renaissance, as there are many more movies based on fairy tales in the pipeline, with top talent attached. Here's a look at what's coming to a movie theater near you.
'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'
Mash up action, comedy, and horror in a movie produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, and you get Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel. This memorable title is slated for release early next year in 3-D, after Paramount pushed back its March 2012 release date. It is set 15 years after the siblings' traumatic gingerbread-house incident, when they are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
In what's being billed as a Disney deconstruction of the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty," Angelina Jolie stars as the self-proclaimed Mistress of All Evil, opposite Elle Fanning as the princess. Set for release in March 2014, the project starts shooting in England next month with Imelda Staunton and Miranda Richardson costarring.
We pretty much guarantee Sean Bean won't be beheaded in this dark re-imagining of author J.M. Barrie's tale of Peter Pan. Bean plays Smee, a cop who aids former detective Hook (Aaron Eckhart) in his pursuit of a childlike kidnapper. AnnaSophia Robb ("Soul Surfer") joins them as Wendy, the only kid who's ever escaped the villain's clutches.
'The Little Mermaid'
Director Joe Wright ("Atonement," "Pride and Prejudice") helms this new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. It's the tale of a young mermaid who gives up her life aquatic to love a human prince on land, penned by Abi Morgan ("Shame," "The Iron Lady"). No cast members have been officially announced.
Hailee Steinfeld of "True Grit" fame will star in this contemporary interpretation of the fairy tale, taking the iconic princess on a journey to explore her dream world while she simultaneously tries to escape it. It's still in development, with no other cast members officially announced.
'Hansel and Gretel 3-D'
This upcoming production already has a tagline: "If you end up lost in the woods, you may just find yourself." But no cast has yet been announced for this new adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale about a young brother and sister surviving a wicked witch in her gingerbread house. It's set to be shot in Germany, the origin country of the classic tale.
'Jack the Giant Killer'
Fee-fi-fo fum. We smell the blood of actor Nicholas Hoult as Jack -- you know, the one who climbs the beanstalk magically growing outside his window and battles a fearsome race of giants. Naturally, there's also a princess involved, played by Eleanor Tomlinson. Noted director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects," "X-Men") brings it to the screen in March 2013.
Amy Adams will reportedly reprise her role as Giselle in this Disney sequel to the blockbuster 2007 film, which brought the fairy tale princess to real-life New York City in her quest for love. James Marsden, Julie Andrews and Patrick Dempsey are also rumored to be part of the cast again for this 2014 release.
Liam Hemsworth stars as Ali Baba in this new adaptation of the tale in which he rescues Persian Queen Scheherazade and her kingdom from dark powers. A 1942 version scored four Oscar nominations; an Italian version was distributed in 1974 by United Artists and won a top prize at the Cannes Film Festival that year.
With Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "Hellboy") at the helm, this is certain to be a darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy. Daniel Radcliffe is rumored to star, with a shoot planned to start next summer.
Jump over to IMDB to view another list of Fairy Tales that are being adapted.
Sam Claflin is Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games:
It's official. After being mentioned as the top choice for the fan favorite role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate has officially announced that Snow White and the Huntsmanstar Sam Claflin has landed the role in the anticipated sequel. Finnick is a District 4 Hunger Games victor called back into the arena for the Third Quarter Quell, or 75th Annual Hunger Games. The strong and striking trident-wielding tribute is a key player in the games with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) alongside Lynn Cohen as his fellow tribute, the elderly Maggie, from the same district. Click here to read more.
Washington and Pitt Might Hit the 'Candy Store' for Stephen Gaghan
Though he doesn't have a plethora of screenplays to his name, Stephen Gaghan is quite the acclaimed and coveted screenwriter, especially after winning an Oscar for his work on Traffic back in 2000. Of course, Gaghan also has experience behind the camera directing Syriana with George Clooney from a script he also wrote himself. Now THR has word that he's heading behind the camera again for a crime thriller called Candy Store with a script from his own mind as well. In addition, it sounds like Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt are already in early talks to star in the film that is currently set up at Lionsgate. Read More
Neil Burger to Adapt 'Divergent' for a New Hopeful Sci-Fi Franchise
Summit Entertainment will soon find itself without a franchise as The Twilight Saga comes to an end this fall (though their new sister company Lionsgate still has The Hunger Games franchise continuing with three more movies). Variety reports the company is in early talks with Limitless director Neil Burger to direct Divergent, the first in the New York Times bestselling young adult novel series by Veronica Roth. Summit bought the rights to the first book two months before the book was on sale in 2011, and also picked up the second book Insurgent, which was just released in May. So what is this book series all about? Find out here.
UK TV Star Charlotte Riley Joins Tom Cruise In 'All You Need Is Kill'
It's always cool to see an up-and-coming actor or actress get his or her first big shot in a mega-budget Hollywood studio film, and that's exactly what's happening to British actress Charlotte Riley right now. Variety reports that the "World Without End" star, who is engaged to The Dark Knight Rises' Tom Hardy, has locked down a high-profile role alongside Tom Cruise and co-star Emily Blunt in the action film directed by Doug Liman. In the sci-fi twist on Groundhog Day, Cruise plays a soldier who dies on the battlefield but is reincarnated after every death, leading him to become an even better soldier each time. Click here to read the whole story.
WB Buys a 'Pontius Pilate' Script About the Man Who Killed Christ
So Warner Bros. may have recently passed on The Dark Tower, but now it seems that the studio has something a bit more controversial up its sleeve. Deadline reports that WB has purchased a script called Pontias Pilate from Woman on Top writer Vera Blasi, a new take on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told through the eyes of the man who ordered it to happen. The film will follow Pilate's journey as a soldier who gains power under the Roman Emperor Tiberius, but screws up along the way and finds himself desperate for public approval when the time comes to make the choice as to the fate of Jesus of Nazareth. More of the story here.
David Fincher Departs 'Cleopatra,' But Ang Lee Could Maybe Direct
Though we're still waiting to hear whether or not David Fincher will return to direct The Girl Who Played with Fire, the sequel to last year's thriller adaptation The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's one project at Sony that the director will not be helming after all. Though Fincher was said to be circling aCleopatra biopic late last year, Vulture has word that negotiations to lock down a deal have broken down, and he will not be directing the film with Angelina Jolie in the lead role. However, the studio is now setting its sights on Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi director Ang Lee to take over the gestating film instead. Read More.