Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) is set to direct Snow and the Seven, Walt Disney Pictures' live-action East-meets-West take on the "Snow White" fairy tale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story, a fantasy adventure, centers on a British girl being raised in 19th century Hong Kong. When she realizes her destiny is to conquer an evil force, she must prepare to fight by being trained by seven Shaolin monks.

The project has been on the boards for years and was originally written by Josh Harmon and Scott Elder. The current draft is by Scott Moore and Jon Lucas. The studio said the title of the project is only a working title and will change.

The studio is eyeing a start in 2008, with China being likely the site of the shoot.

Yuen Woon-ping is acting as the fight choreographer on the movie.