Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:54 AM ET
This is not your mother's "Snow White." Nor your grandmother's, or the version your daughter's preschool class might go see at the children's theater.
The first large photo from "Snow White and the Huntsman" was released Tuesday, and this is a princess from a whole other universe.
Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame has left Edward behind but remained in the supernatural realm as Snow White in the fantasy film, which will hit theaters in June 2012. And from the poster, she's one tough princess. Reportedly the plot has her not just running away after the huntsman sent by the Evil Queen refuses to kill her, but training with him and learning to fight back.
That's Chris "Thor" Hemsworth as Eric, the Huntsman, and an elegantly spooky Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. Instead of a poisoned apple, she seems to be armed with one heckuva blade. And the role of the tree creature behind Hemsworth appears to be played by a leftover prop from "Alien."
While no dwarves are in sight, we've already heard that they will be in the film, but not with the Sleepy-Happy-Bashful naming convention of Disney days. Instead they have names like Caesar and Tiberius, and are played by actors including Ian McShane and Eddie Izzard. Fairest of them all, indeed.
Will you see "Snow White and the Huntsman"? Can Kristen Stewart make a name for herself in movies outside of "Twilight"? Tell us in the comments.
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