Bella /Kristen Stewart as Snow White: Snow White and The Huntsman as the new Twilight?
“Snow White and the Huntsman will feature Stewart as the ax-wielding exiled princess with Charlize Theron as the antagonistic Evil Queen…
In Universal Pictures’ upcoming film, Snow White, an 18-year-old princess who is only friends with animals, is getting more beautiful by the day as her step-mother, the Evil Queen Ravenna, gets more and more jealous. When Ravenna tries to kill Snow White, she escapes with the help of a hunstman named Eric who is trying to get revenge on the Queen. Eric is very gruff but teaches Snow White how to fend for herself against the evil creatures of the forest. When she eats a poisonous apple, her childhood sweetheart Prince Charmant must kiss her in order to unfreeze her lips and give her the potion to heal her. She thinks she’s in love with Eric, but he assures her Prince Charmant is her one true love.”
Echoes of Twilight anyone? Getting more beautiful by the day? (As Bella gets more beautiful once a vamp.) A huntsman named Eric? (Hmmm, what other gallant savior’s name starts with an E…?) Eric is very gruff? (Huh, does he sabotage her car and call her “Silly Snow White” too?) He has to kiss her to “unfreeze her lips” and heal her with a “potion”? (Well, with Edward, kissing him is more likely to freeze her lips and his “potion” is vampire venom). Snow thinks she is in love with Eric but maybe it’s really Prince Charmant. (Hmmm, smacks of the Edward/Jacob love triangle to me.)
Of course, Snow White pre-dates Twilight by a couple of centuries, but the forthcoming film adaptation definitely sounds like it is trying to jump on the Twilight bandwagon (much like the Hardwicke directed Little Red Riding Hood).
That being said, I think Kristen Stewart will make a cracking Snow White. Let’s hope her Snow is more decisive than Bella though, with less lip biting and more sexual agency please! What do you all think?