In news that makes your stomach clench up, Lionsgate is working on a live action NARUTO. Hollywood’s track record with live action manga series is not something I would bet the rent on. Hell, I wouldn’t bet that nickel I found in the parking lot last week. Here’s how you can test it. Go to your local Anime Convention, stand near an exit, because you’re gonna want to make a quick departure, and yell out that anyone who didn’t like FOX‘s live action Dragonball: Evolution or M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender can suck it. The angry mob will form quickly so don’t hang around long. Now some of you might be telling yourself, “Hey, this one might not be so bad, maybe even good!” Well, let’s look at it and see if there is any reason for hope. (more…)
It’s true she must be the fairest in the land because you couldn’t swing a dead dwarf without hitting someone involved in a project about Snow White. Once Upon a Time, Snow White and the Huntsman, Mirror, Mirror, and here’s another to add to the list, Order of the Seven.
Originally titled Snow and the Seven this new adaption from Disney is quite a different spin on the tale. The dwarves are now martial arts masters and Snow is a displace Englishwoman. And no, they’re not actually little people who know kung fu. That would be ridiculous, though possibly more entertaining.
The Hollywood Reporter is describing the movies as,
In this iteration, the seven are a 19th century-set disparate band of international warriors belonging to a centuries-old order who have lost their way. They meet with an Englishwoman who is being chased by an ancient evil, and she proves to be the catalyst for their redemption. … While the project is set in China, the warriors will be from locales near (the U.S.) and far (Russia), and each warrior will have a unique fighting style.
Originally Natalie Portman and Jet Li were attached but now it seems Hanna‘s Saoirse Ronan could be cast as the Englishwoman. Michael Gracey will be directing.
Seeing as this movie is very far removed from the original story of Snow White, hopefully less people will make the connection and it could actually help the movie in this Snow-saturated market.
What do you think of yet another Snow White flick?