Universal Pictures recently moved “Snow White and the Huntsman” from its original December 2012 release date to June 1, 2012 in order to hit theaters ahead of Relativity Media’s untitled “Snow White,” previously scheduled for June 29, 2012. Now, Relativity is moving up their time-table, releasing the Tarsem Singh-directed fairy tale on March 16, 2012,well ahead of “Huntsman” and less than a year from now. And the battle rages on…
There’s more movie news past the jump, including some new title changes and a pair of new “Frankenstein” projects.
“Frankenstein,” Meet “Frankenstein”
Deadline has an extensive list of the new “Frankenstein” projects currently coming alive in the hills of Hollywood. “Proof” playwright David Auburn is adapting Peter Ackroyd’s novel “The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein” for RT Features and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House, while Matt Reeves has been tapped to direct Summit’s “This Dark Endeavor,” based on the Kenneth Oppel novel.
Dark Horizons reports that two films have changed their titles over the past few days: “John Carter of Mars” will now simply be called “John Carter,” while Andrew Niccol’s “Now” (previously titled “i’m.mortal”) is now going by the title “In Time.” Resume your business as usual!
“47 Ronin” Update
Keanu Reeves spoke with Hero Complex about his work on the samurai epic “47 Ronin,” saying of his character: “There’s a sadness about him and I admire the grace he shows in response to other people’s feelings. He doesn’t have anger about the way he is viewed, but there is sadness and I’ve found that an interesting thing to work with.”
Tell us what you think of today’s news in the comments section and on Twitter!