fairy tales Tag

Move over, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, the next fairy tale princess is ready for her moment in the spotlight. Ok, so “Mirror Mirror” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” didn’t exactly light the box office on fire, and “Maleficent” is still a big question mark, but Disney is ready to move forward on another live action big screen adaptation of another fairy tale. This time, it’s “Cinderella”, and it’s happening fast, with Mark Romanek already set to direct and acclaimed Aussie actress Cate Blanchett in negotiations to join theRead More
After a quick stop in the real world for teen drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, it seems “Harry Potter” series star Emma Watson is eager to step back into the dark and fantastical realm that she’s so familiar with. ComingSoon.net reports the actress is attached to star in a new adaptation of classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”, and at the steering wheel is visionary sci-fi director Guillermo del Toro. Details are scarce as the project appears to be in its early stages, with “Crazy Stupid Love”Read More
Relativity pulls ahead of the pack one step further as it finally casts its titular princess in “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White”. Variety reports that Lily Collins is the fairest of them all who will romance Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew and defy Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. The studio toyed with the idea of casting 16-year-old Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan in the title role, but the age difference with already-cast 24-year-old Hammer was a cause for hesitation. Collins, who is 22, is much more age appropriate while stillRead More
Check out these pictures of Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in costume on the set of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters! Taken on Wednesday 31st March by Accidental Sexiness, Arterton and Renner play the titular characters of the classic Brother’s Grimm fairytale, about a young brother and sister who find a house constructed of cake and confectionary. Set 15 years after the original tale, Hansel and Gretel have grown up to become a brother-and-sister team of professional witch hunters. Featured in our round up of fairytale to film adaptations, thisRead More
If you were concerned “Sleeping Beauty” was conspicuously missing from our round-up of upcoming revisionist fairy tale adaptations, worry no longer! Deadline reports that indeed, a modern take on just about the last fairy tale that hasn’t been scooped up is now in the works, and it’s attracted some star power in the form of red-hot “True Grit” star and Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who is attached to play the title character. Of course, you can’t bring a fairy tale to life on the big screen these days without addingRead More
Hang tight to your memories of childhood fairytales, because most of them are about to get a make-over in the next couple of years. Thanks in no small part to the massive success of Tim Burton’s live-action 3-D fantasy “Alice in Wonderland”, nearly every fairytale, legend and folklore is being snatched up by studios to remake, re-invent and re-imagine for the big screen, sometimes more than once (yes, there really are three Snow Whites and two Peter Pans in active development). And each one has a new “twist” to makeRead More
Because there just aren’t enough fairy tale film adaptations in development, Channing Tatum is the latest star set to bring a classic and iconic fairy tale character to life on the big screen, attaching himself to star in “Peter Pan Begins”, which will tell the origin of the boy who never grows up and lives in a child’s paradise called Neverland. No firm plot details are available, but surely, since some variation of “dark, modern and edgy” have been used to describe every upcoming fairy tale film from “Red RidingRead More