'Snow White' Goes Dark: Tarsem Singh Signs On for Edgy Adaptation

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Tarsem Singh, best known for his surrealist fairytale "The Fall," has been hired by Brett Ratner to direct a new adaptation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" for Relativity Media.

As reported by Film Shaft, while the story remains rooted in the classic tale, it does break from tradition. Penned by Melissa Wallack, the script reintroduces the dark elements Walt Disney omitted from his iconic family film.

Ratner promises, "This is not your grandfather's 'Snow White.' Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we're going to do."

So, what are they going to do? There are promises of robber dwarves and even a dragon to start. Combine this with Singh's proven visual talent and the use of 3-D technology, and it's sure to take this beloved story to a new, mysterious place.

Singh is currently working on "Immortals," a Greek myth war flick due for release in Nov. 2011.