With Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman preempting this trailer by a week, it seems that the war might be over shortly after the first shots were fired. The competing Snow White film, Relativity Media has issued the trailer for Tarsem Singh‘s Mirror Mirror. It looks pretty, but…oh dear.
Singh is the visually arresting director of The Fall, The Cell and currently, Immortals. Mirror Mirror stars Lily Collins (Abduction) as Snow White, alongside Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as the prince, Sean Bean as the King, and Nathan Lane. Unlike the Kristen Stewart version, this one has seven smaller characters in it.
This looks incredibly silly. “Snow way!” Really? Going for that self-referential fairy-tale vibe that worked quite well in the original Shrek, and absolutely fell flat on its face in Hoodwinked! Too, the trailer loses us as soon as Julia Roberts appears in frame. The visuals look absolutely stunning, of course, and one would expect that from Singh. However, it looks as though the darker leanings of Snow White and the Huntsman may actually trump what is so far a terrible-looking enterprise. We will remain cautiously optimistic until it hits cinemas!
Mirror Mirror is released in the US on 16 March 2012. It will be released in Australia on 29 March 2012 by Roadshow.