Disney is continuing to print money with their live-action versions of animated classics and although they seem to have enough of these projects in development to fill up the next decade, that hasn’t stopped them from looking for more. In the tradition of movies like Maleficent and the upcoming Cruella and Prince Charming, which retell well-known stories from the perspective of different characters, this week we are hearing that there is a Snow White movie in the works that will focus on her sister instead. Of course, if you were unaware that Snow White even has a sister, you’re not alone. Apparently this character comes from a completely unrelated fairy tale that features a different version of Snow White. But there’s no reason why we can’t bring them all together into a shared fairy tale universe, right? Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to THR, Disney has picked up a project called Rose Red, named after Snow White’s sister from the Brothers Grimm story Snow White and Rose Red. Screenwriter Justin Merz (The Boxcar Children) wrote a script based on this tale, but it was then reworked by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) to tie into the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tripp Vinson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) will produce.
Snow White and Rose Red revolves around two sisters who befriend a bear that is trying to guard his treasure from a wicked dwarf. The movie, however, will insert Rose Red into the latter part of the classic Snow White story where she undertakes a dangerous quest to save Snow White from the Sleeping Death with the help of the seven dwarfs. It seems a bit weird to me that Disney is taking this on when Universal already has a live-action Snow White franchise of their own (from the same guy, no less), but I guess in the end it will probably make boatloads of money anyway. Do you have any interest in a Rose Red movie?