Disney planning “Red,” a live-action spinoff of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

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Disney has had plenty of success with its live-action reinterpretations of its own animated classics lately, such as “Cinderella” and the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast.” Now we can anticipate something a bit more unique coming from the studio within the next few years: a story centered around the character Rose Red, who first appeared in the Brothers Grimm story “Snow White and Rose Red.”

The Hollywood Reporter ran an exclusive report today revealing that a project entitled “Red” is in development at the Walt Disney Company with a script by Justin Merz (“The Boxcar Children”) and a new pitch by Evan Daugherty (Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.”)

Merz’s Red was initially written as a feature but then Daugherty came up with a new take that made the story closer to the animated classic, giving Rose a “companion piece” feel.

The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later moments of the classic story. When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into her Sleeping Death, her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarfs to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.

Also on board is producer Tripp Vinson (Paramount’s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,”) who is currently developing the similarly-spun-off “Genies” and “Prince Charming” for Disney.

No target release date has been announced for “Red.”



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    Why?!?!?! From the studio who brought you Mary Poppins, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tron, and Pirates of the Caribbean comes: another re-make of an animated film. At least ten of these remakes/reboots are in the works and an its a small world movie is on the way too? Can’t they just leave their first movie alone and let it stand as a masterpiece that beat all the odds? No, of course not. This is what reeeeeeeeeeally happened. Sorry for the rant, but with the remakes of Pinocchio, Dumbo, Cinderella, Alice, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mulan, it seems like sad waste of both time and talent.

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    A) Somebody got confused about Grimm’s “Snow White & Rose Red”, and thought it was the same Snow (it isn’t),
    B) Disney got jealous about all the fangirls who thought “Snow White & the Huntsman” was a Disney film “from the people who brought you, oo, Maleficent!” (it wasn’t), and wanted to snap up the screenwriter ahead of his spinoff Huntsman sequel,
    C) Snow White on Once Upon a Time is more popular with their TV audience than crabby-whatsher-name who used to be the main character
    D) The Fairytale Fangirl audience has an obsession with Snow White (the Twilight Red Riding Hood movie didn’t do so well), but only as far as sleeping in glass coffins and being awoken by princes–The sweeping floors with birds and squirrels, nnnnot so much. So now there’s an entire COTTAGE INDUSTRY (NPI) in fangirl adventures about Snow White, Bandit of the Forest. And, apparently, her presumed relatives as well .
    (Even if they fail paternity tests, seeing as our Snow’s mom only had one child before kicking the bucket, and sticking her with a dysfunctional caregiver.)

    And yes, you -should- be sorry for the rant, a little homework will fix any “why??” complaint on the Internet. 😉

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    I can’t wait for the new fairy tale book Rose Red And The Seven Elves! https://youtu.be/C04e7nlmxXw

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