Rupert Sanders is set to direct Snow White and the Huntsman, which was written by Evan Daugherty and will be produced by Joe Roth. According to The Hollywood Reporter, all three involved started shopping the project to various studios yesterday.

This revisionist take on the age-old fairy tale is set to expand the role of the Huntsman, who only had a cameo in the original story. In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but decides to let her run free. In Snow White and the Huntsman, he will actually be shackled to the woman for a good deal of the movie's runtime. The Huntsman won't be a love interest, instead he will act as a mentor, with the Prince still very much a part of the story.

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Walt Disney Pictures is one studio that isn't being approached with the project, as they currently have Snow and the Seven in production, a fantasy-adventure that uses the Snow White fairy tale as a template for their story of a young British girl who is trained to fight by seven Shaolin monks. Brett Ratner is also currently producing The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, a more faithful, straightforward adaptation of the myth.

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