Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a time-honoured story that’s gone on to become a fixture of Disney’s prestigious archive – but what of her sister Rose Red?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the House of Mouse has hatched a live-action “companion piece” designed to tell the famous tale from the perspective of Rose, with screenwriter Justin Merz and Evan Daugherty – creative mind behind Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman – developing a revisionist take on the classic fairytale.
First appearing in Grimms’ legendary stories, Rose Red was a character originally introduced in a plot unrelated to the inimitable Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, where the two sisters sided with a friendly bear to bring an evil, out-of-control dwarf down to size.
This time round, Merz and Daugherty will be splicing the two stories together, implementing Rose into the classic Snow White tale we know and love just as the princess takes a bite out of the poisonous apple. THR fleshes out the revisionist take, citing that “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.”
Over the past few years, Disney has spun out numerous live-action feature films from its catalog of IP, chief among them being Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. There’s also Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin prequel film Genies in the works plus, in light of today’s news, we can now add Snow White spinoff Rose Red to that growing roster of modern retellings.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter