First, let’s break this down: Originally, Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, had set its release date for December 2012. Relativity’s untitled Snow White movie, starring Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer, scheduled its bow for June 29, 2012. Then, in an attempt to beat Relativity to the box office, Universal scheduled Huntsman for June 1, 2012. And now, Relativity confirms that its pushed up its release date to March 16, 2012. Before long, this race to the theaters might just end with audiences catching a Snow White screening by the end of this week.
In addition to the two big budget films already shooting in Montreal, Blackbird, starring Olivia Wilde, and The Expatriate, starring Aaron Eckhart, The Brothers Grimm: Snow White will also begin filming in the Canadian city next month.
The movie stars Julia Roberts and is already in pre-production at Mel’s Studios. According to Next Montreal, the production is taking over five studios at the facility and the crew will be building Snow White’s village over a 100,000 square foot area.
Principal photography is expected to begin in the studio next month.
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White is slated for a 2012 release and will stick to the much darker Brothers Grimm fairly tale, rather than the lighter Disney version.