‘Snow White’ Is Also Getting Her Own Live-Action Disney Movie, to No One’s Surprise
Adding to their roster of upcoming live-action remakes of popular Disney films, the company has announced that the next classic they’re updating will be Snow White.
The new Snow White movie will be a live-action musical, with The Girl on the Train adaptor Erin Cressida Wilson in negotiations to write the script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the remake will “expand upon the story and music” from the animated version, so it looks like the story beats will all essentially be there, Disney just needs to figure out how to make it into a feature. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who write the music for the upcoming La La Land, are attached to write original songs and possibly update the existing ones for the new movie. It wouldn’t be Snow White without a “Whistle While We Work” thrown in, after all.
The last time we saw a live-action Snow White was in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, and since it looks like Disney is taking a pretty traditional approach to making this adaptation, it’s unlikely that we’ll see any sort of expansion on the mythology that was in Universal’s adaptation. And since Disney’s live-action remakes have so far stayed pretty close to their originals (see: Cinderella, The Jungle Book, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast), we can expect to see a pretty familiar take on the classic.