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?
From what we understand, the House of Mouse has now hatched a live-action “companion piece” designed to tell the famous tale from the perspective of Rose, with screenwriters Justin Merz and Evan Daugherty – creative mind behind Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman – developing a revisionist take on the classic fairytale.
It’s still early, early days for the project, but tonight, we’re hearing that the studio has their eye on Captain Marvel star Brie Larson for the titular role. Though this scoop doesn’t come to us from Disney itself, it does make sense, given Larson’s connection to the House of Mouse via her involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For those unfamiliar with Red Rose, she 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.
Apparently, the plan here is to splice the two stories together, implementing the titular character into the classic Snow White tale we know and love just as the princess takes a bite out of the poisonous apple. From there, “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, the Mouse House has spun out numerous live-action feature films from its catalog of IP, chief among them being Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. Now, it seems we can add Snow White spinoff Rose Red to that growing roster of modern retellings and if Larson does indeed hop on board, then you can bet that it’ll start to pick up steam pretty quickly. As always, watch this space for more.
Source: Disney FIlm Facts