Quick Hits: Hemsworth for Snow White, Vampires for Jarmusch, Flinstones for Fox

Quick Hits: Hemsworth for Snow White, Vampires for Jarmusch, Flinstones for Fox

May 16, 2011

Universal has issued a bit of a throw down to rival studio Relativity Media by securing a June 1, 2012 release date for their Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth starring Snow White and the Hutnsman.  Relativity's own Brothers Grimm: Snow White had previously been set for a June 29, 2012 opening.

Miramax has signed their first ever streaming deal, and the winner is...Netflix, of course.  Starting next month, an unidentified number of the studio's titles will begin popping up on the service.

Jim Jarmusch is getting in on the vampire game, but unlike most fang-friendly picks in the pipeline these days, his should be worth paying attention to for the cast alone: Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and John Hurt.

Seth Grahame-Smith, of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fame, has just sold Fox From Mia With Love, a comedy script about a trio of friends who buy a mail-order bride only to discover that she doesn't want to have sex with them, so instead she teaches them the art of romancing women.  Oof.

Michael Mann has a lot of irons in the fire, but now it looks like his next directorial gig may be Agincourt, an epic about the famous Henry V battle against the French.

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust has been picked up by HBO, who are currently eyeing Robert De Niro for the title role.

This isn't movie news, but considering they've been on the big screen before and are a beloved icon of animation, you should be warned that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has sold Fox on a reboot of The Flinstones.

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