Snow and the Seven: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will write Snow and the Seven, an East-meets-West retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, for Walt Disney Pictures.

Hong Kong director Yuen Wo Ping will make his English-language directorial debut on the film.

Snow and the Seven will be set in 1880s British colonial China and will have fantasy and martial arts elements, with the "seven" being Shaolin monks. The story also will hearken back to aspects of the original Grimm Brothers' fairy tale.

Brian B.