After the success of films like Maleficent and Cinderella, Disney has kicked it into overdrive and started planning a whole host of live-action remakes of some of their most popular animated films. Their slate includes The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Sword in the Stone, and a Tinker Bell-centric take on Peter Pan. That’s… a lot. With many of their major stories already in production, Disney is reaching into the fairy tale b-team for their next feature, adapting the tale of Rose Red, Snow White’s sister.
Snow White and the Huntsman writer Evan Daugherty pitched the story, which will be an updated take on the classic Grimm’s character. According to the Hollywood Reporter,
The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later part of the classic story. When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into her Sleeping Death, her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.
This twist on the tale fits in with the recent shift away from romantically focused films, following in the footsteps of Maleficent and Frozen. While it seems like we’re reaching our saturation point for fairy tales, people keep buying tickets, so Hollywood will keep churning them out. As long as they never, ever reboot Willow, bring it on.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)