Tarsem Singh is confirmed to direct Relativity Media's untitled Snow White feature, based on the Brothers Grimm story, according to Variety.

Written by Melissa Wallack, Relativity's Snow White will eschew the traditional story in favor of an edgier, more modern tale. After her evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarves to reclaim what is rightly hers.

The details of the storyline are being kept underwraps because of possible competition with other Snow White projects: Snow White and the Huntsman at Universal and Snow White and the Seven at Disney (in the Disney version, the dwarves are Shaolin monks).

Principal photography is set to begin in March.