Chris Hemsworth has confirmed that Snow White and The Huntsman will be his first project after the Avengers.
Maybe this is why Universal has decided to beat Relativity Media in their horserace to get the first Snow White movie out there. In fact he studio will release Snow White and the Huntsman on June 1, 2012.
This means that Judd Apatow comedy, which had been set for the June release will now hit on Huntsman‘s original December 21 date.
Universal goes a few weeks before The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, the Relativity Media project that Tarsem Singh is directing with Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane starring. Relativity will obviously have to change dates; if Universal is a success, which may be so considering it will gather all Twilight fans, it will be in theaters for long, and we can’t have two Snow White movies at the same time.
Below is the full press release from Universal with all the information you need.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, May 15, 2011 – Universal Pictures announced today that its epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman will make a bold move into the early summer movie season with its new release date of June 1, 2012. The much anticipated film stars Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Sam Claflin.
This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders (Halo 3 campaign) had originally been set for release in late December of next year. With adjustments to the production timeline, however, the film will now be ready for a summer 2012 release date.
In Snow White and the Huntsman, Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the one girl threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Hemsworth) who was dispatched to kill her. Claflin plays the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
“As Rupert and Joe were finalizing casting and preproduction of Snow White and the Huntsman, we realized that the ambitious and fully-formed world they had promised was blowing away all expectations,” said Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman Donna Langley in a joint statement. “We’re thrilled that Universal will be bringing this singular version of a timeless story almost seven months earlier than anticipated.”