I don’t know about the dwarfs, but I have heard that Julia Roberts is set to play the Evil Queen. No more pretty woman fairy tale here. And this is only one of a possible 3 Snow White movies being cast, right now!
Little Red Riding Hood
She grew up. First was her movie on the Syfy channel, now she is about to hit the theatres. Turns out the big bad wolf is one of many werewolves, and Red Riding Hood is a sexy werewolf slayer. Makes sense to me!
Hansel & Gretel
The witch should have cooked those kids when she had the chance. From EW: ” Those bread-crumb-tossing tykes menaced by a cannibalistic gingerbread-house dweller become fodder for a revenge thriller with Paramount’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” They grew up and they are coming after you witchy poo!
Jack and the Beanstalk
You mean Jack the giant killer. I was never comfortable telling my little boy this one, I always made the giant and Jack work things out in a nicer way when I told my version to my young child. No more. Jack the Giant Killer is about to start production.
No screen play in the works as of yet, but I think we see a trend. And, can you imagine what they might do to poor Cinderella? And think about the 3 Little Pigs and Pinnochio and how they would lend themselves to some really evil minded Hollywood mogul’s run away horror movie!
Finally our fairy tales are growing up. I enjoyed all these stories as a child and never realized until I had read them to my kid how violent and scary they really are. It makes perfect sense that Hollywood would snap them up and run with that violent theme!
And I blame it all on Buffy!