We’re only three weeks away from the release of the first of Universal’s summer blockbusters with Snow White and the Huntsman, and we’ve seen plenty from the film so far to show it’s got a lot of promise.
Kristen Stewart stars as the eponymous Joan of Arc-esque heroine, with Chris Hemsworth co-leading as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the evil Queen.
Yahoo Movies have debuted a new clip from the film, Into the Dark Forest, in which we get to hear Theron’s English accent (which sounds pretty impressive in my books) as the evil ruler.
“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.”
Rupert Sanders is making his feature directorial debut here, working from a script co-written by Hossein Amini (Drive) and Evan Daugherty (also making his debut).
Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Lily Cole, and Bob Hoskins fill out the rest of a great supporting cast.
Universal are already looking to have Sanders return to helm the anticipated sequel, with David Koepp (Spider-Man, Jurassic Park) already in discussions to pen the script, suggesting that the studio have faith in the project for when it hits later this month (or the start of next month, if you’re reading this across the Atlantic).
Snow White and the Huntsman will be released in the UK on Wednesday, 30th May (two days earlier than expected), before heading to the US on the Friday of that week, 1st June. In the UK, that means that you’ll have a full two days to watch Snow White before Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is released on 1st June – it should be a great weekend for the box office. For now, the new clip. Enjoy.