Snow White doesn’t say a word in the brand new, action-packed teaser for Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Nor does she need to. After all, actions speak louder than words.
The clip’s relentless pace and emphasis on action and effects make the film (one of two upcoming studio takes on the well-known fairy tale) look more like “Lord of the Rings” than “The Twilight Saga” (despite the presence of Kristen Stewart in the title role). In fact, the battle-ready Stewart doesn’t even appear until roughly halfway through the video. The teaser, if not the film, belongs to Charlize Theron, playing the evil witch extremely evil, stealing souls and stabbing men left and right. She can’t stand the thought of Snow White threatening her iron-fisrted reign, so she dispatches the Huntsman (“Thor’s” Chris Hemsworth) to murder the ingenue. Good luck — he’ll fall under Snow’s spell soon enough.
Directed by ace commercial helmer Rupert Sanders, “Huntsman” also stars a slew of formidable Brit thesps as the Dwarfs: Bob Hoskins, Eddie Izzard, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham and Ray Winstone.
“Mirror Mirror,” Relativity’s competing Snow White tale starring Lily Collins, Armie Hammer and Julia Roberts, is opening three months earlier, but no trailer has yet surfaced (in fact, they only decided on a title a few days ago). “Mirror,” directed by Tarsem Singh (“Immortals”) is being positioned as a lighter, more family-friendly film.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” opens nationwide June 1, 2012. Watch the teaser here:
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