Variety reports that a brand new Snow White film is being planned and that Mark Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 1&2) is currently in talks to direct the feature.
The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in negotiations to write the script while Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman will write new songs for the movie. Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns) is on board to produce.
Snow White is one of the most famous of the early Disney animated flicks and it seems that they’ve hit a financial and critical winner with their plan to give live action releases to many of those classic films; the recent blockbuster Aladdin earned $86 million in the first three days of release and is sitting at over $185M not counting international sales.
Plus with decades of material to draw from, it’s not inconceivable to see future releases for the likes of Bambi, Robin Hood, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Cinderella and even reboots of more recent releases like Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan (rights permitting).
So where will the megastudio go after they’ve finished? Will they continue to make quasi-original spinoff stories like Maleficent or even (dare I say it?) try for something like a Disney-tale cinematic universe?
Who knows what the future will bring, but it’s hard to imagine that whatever they decide to do, that it won’t be profitable and endearing for many generations to come.
What do you think of a Snow White feature, Wasteoids? If they hadn’t already gone full anti-hero in Maleficent, it might’ve been a good time to consult Neil Gaiman about his old Snow, Glass, Apples short for a modern adaptation.
But then again, remembering Disney’s infamous relationship with public domain, I doubt they’d consult anyone about a damned thing and even if they went for this hypothetical plan, directorship would probably go to Tim Burton. Yikes.
Let us know what you think of a new Snow White movie in the comments below!