The battle of the two competing Snow White movies continues today with news that Tarsem Singh's Snow White (starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer) has moved dates again to March 16th from June 29th. The move comes after the other Snow White movie, Snow White and the Huntsman (starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth), leaped over it and snagged a June 1st release date. Not interested in playing second fiddle, Singh's Snow White went all in and moved to early March, which doesn't give it a lot of time to get this thing in the can. And considering that Singh relies heavily on his stunning visuals, we'd hate to see him have to rush his vision just to beat another Snow White movie to theaters. So, as of today, Tarsem Singh's Snow White will debut on March 16th, 2012, with Snow White and the Huntsman arriving a couple of months later on June 1, 2012.
Does it matter to you which Snow White movie goes first or second? Are you up for watching both of them, or will you wait to see trailers for each before making those decisions?
Meanwhile, there's been a lot of talk surrounding the follow-up to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot. Because Abrams decided to sandwich Super 8 in between Star Trek movies, that's delayed his involvement in the sequel, with the script being held up while it awaits Abrams' notes and approval.
These delays have been a cause for concern among fans for some time now as it seems the team of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof (all of whom have other projects going on at the same time) haven't been able to dedicate the proper amount of time to securing a badass script for the Star Trek sequel, which they'll need if this thing is going to turn into a huge franchise for Paramount. Plus, now that Paramount doesn't have the Marvel movies anymore, they really need these Star Trek films to bring it ... hard.
As it stands, Star Trek 2 is slotted for June 29th, 2012, a date held by Transformers: Dark of the Moon this year. It's a great date -- it's the date you want if you're a big summer movie -- but, according to Deadline, it's a date Abrams (who will be officially announcing his return to the director's chair soon after Super 8 hits theaters) just can't make. Thus, there's talk that the film's release will be pushed back to December 2012. We'll update you with more word as it hits.
: Not long after this story was published, it was announced that Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful
(starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz) was given a release date of March 8th, 2013. Neill Blomkamp's District 9
, is also scheduled for that day, so expect one of these films to move back, possibly to summer.