You may not of liked it, but darn it, you should thank it! And not just for:
Because of Red Riding Hood, Beastly and Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland's hype, a whole slew of fairytale re-tellings are in the worls and people are getting creative with them. I've been perusing them all day and I've got to say, I'm super excited for most of the projects. So here's a little layout of what I've found, categorized by fairytale.
Snow White (2012)- After wavering on her end of a suicide pact, a young woman finds herself trapped in a fantastical nightmare world.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)- A huntsman is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her but instead he chooses to let her go and the two are evidently chained together for part of the movie as they make their escape.
Actors: Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Viggo Mortensen (The Huntsman), Charlize Theron (The Evile Queen)
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (2012)- A dark twist on the classic fairy tale, in which Snow White and the seven dwarfs look to reclaim their destroyed kingdom.
Actors: Julia Roberts (The Evil Queen)
The.Never.Land.- John Swetnam wrote this spec script which tells the tale of Wendy and the title character with more of a Twilight spin on the story.
Jeff Rake wrote this script, which is more of a family adventure.
Channing Tatum is attached to star from a script by Billy Ray, which reimagines the original J.M. Barrie novel with a “Begins” storyline. Presumptively, Pan and Hook are brothers in this version.
Aaron Henry and Kirk Kjeldsen wrote this spec script where Peter Pan is actually the villain, abducting children in London. Captain Hook is the hero, a detective for Scotland Yard, who tries to stop him.
Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2012)- Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches.
Actors: Gemma Arterton (Gretel), Jeremy Renner (Hanzel), others
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack The Giant Killer (2012)- A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
Actors: Nicholas Hoult (Jack), Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, & others
I have to say, that out of all these wonderful re-tellings, I'm most excited about Peter Pan. I love that story so much. I think the one with a Twilight twist sounds the best to me because I've always liked Peter Pan as a tragic love story.
Do you know of any others? Which fairytale re-telling sounds most exciting to you?