Everything that we’ve seen so far for the darker of the two upcoming Snow White films, Snow White and the Huntsman, has been absolutely fantastic. If ever you were a little sceptical that this would be good, or that Kristen Stewart could pull off a Joan of Arc-like Snow White heroine, all you have to do is watch the first trailer we got at the end of last year to get a feel for how immense this should be.
We’ve now got three great new images to share with you, courtesy of IMDb and the film’s Facebook page, that give us a look at Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna, and Sam Claflin as Prince William.
“In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.”
The film marks the directorial debut of Rupert Sanders, and it looks like a fantastic first feature from him. The script has been co-written by Evan Daugherty, who also makes his debut on this, and Hossein Amini, who wrote the screenplay for Drive, by far one of my favourite films of 2011.
Along with Stewart, Theron, and Claflin, the film also stars Chris Hemsworth in one of the leading roles as The Huntsman, and a fantastic supporting cast that includes Nick Frost, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan (who you may recognize from being in everything at the moment), Lily Cole, and Bob Hoskins.
You might recognise the images of Stewart and Theron from a moment in the trailer and an earlier magazine scan, respectively, but I think this is the first time we’re getting them officially as images and at hi-res. And they look awesome. I’m a big fan of both Stewart and Theron, and I can’t wait to see them opposite each other in this. And Claflin will no doubt set many hearts a-swooning as the film’s Prince Charming, shown here with a suitably deep-in-thought expression cast on his face before the firelight.
Snow White and the Huntsman will be with us here in the UK on 1st June, which means we’ve got less than five months before we get to watch this awesome film unfold before us on the big screen. I’m really looking forward to it. As usual with the first two of these great new images, you can click to enlarge.