Disney has been betting big on their live-action remakes of their popular/successful animated feature films.
Our pals over at TheDisinsider are reporting that Disney’s live-action Snow White movie from director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, Amazing Spider-Man) could begin shooting as early as next March in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Along with that casting has begun for the main roles.
We have learned from sources that a casting search has already begun to look for the studios next live-action Princess, Prince, Evil Queen/Old Hag, and the seven dwarfs. Additionally, we have also learned that production on the project is expected to begin next March in Vancouver Canada.
This would suggest that we’ll start learning about the actors taking roles in Snow White very soon.
Snow White would be one of the first of the live-action adaptations to film in Canada as they’ve been primarily filming in the United Kingdom with Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book and Lion King films shooting Stateside in California as they were CGI.
Other live-action projects in development at Disney include Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book 2, and there have been hints towards a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin being discussed at the studio.
Over the summer, Disney struck gold with their Lion King remake that earned an impressive $1.6 billion and is likely going to just keep making more of these movies as they’re making incredible profits.
Disney has yet to give Snow White an official release date.
Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.
SOURCE: THE DISINSIDER