Snow White Film With Julia Roberts Set To Open Same Day As Star Trek Sequel

The 2012 Star Trek sequel just got some more competition. Tonight it was announced a live-action adaptation of Snow White, with a cast headed by Julia Roberts, will open June 29th, 2012, the same day as the Star Trek sequel. 


Evil Queen Julia Roberts Takes On Star Trek Sequel

Tonight the Relativity Media announced they plan to release a live-action adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fable Snow White on Friday June 29th, 2012, the same weekend Paramount plans to release the Star Trek sequel currently being written. They also announced that Julia Roberts has signed on to star as the Evil Queen in the adaptation which is said to be a "more modern-edged take". The plot synopsis states "Snow White looks for payback along with her band of seven dwarves after her evil stepmother kills her father." Shooting is scheduled to start in April.

Relativity’s Snow White is actually one of two Snow White films planned for 2012. Universal is also at work on Snow White and the Huntsman, which is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2012. That project has already cast Viggo Mortensen as the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the queen. There has also been reporting that Disney has been pondering a Snow White project as well.

Julia Roberts in"Eat Pray Love" – set to play Evil Queen in Snow White film opening June 29, 2012 – same day as Star Trek sequel

Mid summer 2012 filling up

The Julia Roberts’ Snow White film will be going head-to-head with the Star Trek sequel leading into the 4th of July weekend, joined a few days later by the Spider-man reboot. Being the summer, there are also a number of other big films lined up before and after the USS Enterprise returns to the big screen. Here are all the movies opening within 3 weeks of the Star Trek sequel on June 29, 2012.

  • June 8: Prometheus (Ridley Scott sci-fi movie written by Damon Lindelof)
  • June 15 Brave (Disney animated movie)
  • June 22: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • June 29: Untitled Snow White Movie
  • June 29: Star Trek sequel
  • July 3 (Tuesday): Spider-Man (3D) (franchise reboot)
  • July 13th Ice Age: Continental Drift (3D)
  • July 20: The Dark Knight Rises

Of course May 2009 was also full of big competitors including the X-Men: Wolverine movie, Night at the Museum 2, and Terminator: Salvation, and Star Trek out performed all of them in domestic sales. Hopefully JJ Abrams and his team once again bring their A game and put together a Star Trek film that can bring in the fans and take on the other summer tent poles and attract a mainstream audience.

The 2009 "Star Trek" crew have some big competition in 2012

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Of course nothing will top my excitement for Star Trek 2, but I’m pretty curious about Prometheus.

No problem! Julia Robert’s career has been over for years now! Talk about over-rated!!

#2. You say that with no basis in reality. Her last movie, “Eat Pray Love” made $203 million worldwide on a $60 million budget. The movie before that, “Valentine’s Day”, made $213 million on a $50 million budget. The movies before that did not do as well, but some were limited release. Her career is far from over; she just doesn’t work that much anymore.

Whether or not “Snow White” will be a big hit or not is a big question mark, but it is certainly more competition on opening weekend than Trek XI faced. All that one went up against was a not very widely released comedy, “Next Day Air.”

Julia Roberts is extremely limited as an actor. It’s as simple as that! NEXT!!

For one horrifying moment I thought Julia Roberts was going to playing Snow White who would just be oh so wrong for that role. For some reason I can’t stand the actress, so I’ll be tempted to see her play the evil witch who gets her comeuppance at the end.

I love Julia but I might have to wait a while to see that one i’ll be seeing Trek 2 (12) multiple times.

Somehow I don’t think this movie and Star Trek are competing for the same audience…

Look, box office has nothing to do with talent. Take Tom Cruise. A horrible actor, but he knows how to play the game. Roberts is just as limited for talent. It really is a sad statement about Hollywood.


I disagree Harry, Tom Cruise is a great actor and I would prefer to see his films over any pretentious period pieces that screams give me a Oscar.

Perhaps people are hating on Tom Cruise because a) he’s successful b) can get any lady he wanted c) believes in a religious different than yours or d) you just love him and have to hate him to make you feel like a big ladies man :)

Tom Cruise was excellent in Risky Business (which has been described as (A Generation-X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise)

Which along with 1986’s Top Gun, cemented his status as a star

Rain Man (Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Film) Cruise the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Born on the Fourth of July, in which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruise’s first Best Actor Academy Award nomination.

Jerry Maguire, the film was well received, Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell, the Arizona Cardinals football player who sticks with Maguire. Cruise was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the movie marked Renée Zellwegger’s breakout role. The film itself was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and crew members on the film were nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing awards.

The Last Samurai, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination as best actor.

Cruise appeared in the hit comedy Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller and Jack Black. This performance earned Cruise a Golden Globe nomination.

Tom Cruise is Hollywood and he still is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood who has tremendous talent (Brilliant actor) even if you disagree Harry :)

With the exception of Brave, these all sound like films I would like to see. A Ridley Scott Sci Fi? Delicious.

Do i smell a “made in manhattan” moment coming ;-)

You can argue about talent and the like all you want the simple fact is that Star Trek 2 will have to be amazing to beat off the competition – forget Julia Roberts, the Spider-Man reboot seems to be hitting it’s stride and popularity for that movie seems to be building.

The Star Trek sequel still has a lot to live up to especially overseas where an A-list celeb really does need to be added into the mix. It’s early days but I do think that Paramount need to get some kind of promotional material out soon to build the hype.

Well, not a big challenge.

It´s not like in Nemesis which had to face heavyweights like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and Spiderman and Matrix and etc.

I get annoyed when people refer to the next movie as Star Trek 2, makes me feel that the mainstrem forgets that there was a Star Trek II already, called The Wrath of Khan.

Also will Star Trek XII still be released on time? I say this because it seems to me that the writers and JJ Abrams are busy on other things and the script is obviously not finished.

Hope I am wrong.

Sorry the 2 thing makes me think that the mainstream thinks that this is only the second movie.

The real second movie is a hard one to beat.

Great to hear from you, Anthony. I hope everything is okay.

I know a lot of the fans don’t want 3D. But with all the competition, I believe Paramount will release Star Trek 2012 in 3D. Let’s just hope they expand the budget to let it be filmed in 3D. Afte rall, Spider-Man is being filmed in 3D. By the way, how many times do we have to see Peter Parker in high school?

Anyway, I’m still hopeful that the new Trek will go deeper as the Bad Robot people are saying. Just remember that “Dark Knight” was a very serious film and made a ton of money. And if J.J. Abrams, doesn’t want to direct, it would be really interesting to see if Quentin Tarantino is interested. There’s the “Alias” connection and Trek 09 was his favorite movie. Think about a Tarantino Star Trek film in 3D. Fascinating. Another director that I think would be good is Tom Hooper. (The King’s Speech.)

@16: “Think about a Tarantino Star Trek film in 3D. Fascinating.”

Please. The NuCharacters are big jerks already. We don’t need someone to glorify it.

This is all assuming that Trek is released on time. I swear with all the delays in scripting, we’re going to have to wait until ’13 to see it.

Well. The way I see it. All of the other movies will be trying to get to the #2 spot. Star Trek will Torpedo the Compatition. Oh and Harry. Good to see you in Top Form. Welcome back Anthony. I have tried to keep Harry from getting into to much (Trouble). Lol.

There’s something very beautiful about a day that begins with chancing on a new thread with Harry in top form at telling it like it is.

Prometheus will be the movie of the year for me, but that doesn’t mean I won’t see the Trek sequel. :)


Just to reiterate glad to hear from you again Anthony.

They should still get Spielberg to direct Star Trek 12 in 2012 how appropriate.

People forget this is not Abrams Trek it is Star Trek directed by JJ Abrams last time around. He is not the George Lucas of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry is.

Rant over.

Star Trek was here before him and will be after, I have nothing against him but this constant Abrams Trek everytime its mentioned is getting really annoying.

People don’t say Meyers Trek or Nimoy’s trek, they say Wrath of Khan, or Voyage home etc.

# 22

I agree. The most important thing in Star trek is Star trek created by Gene Roddenberry. And before Mr Abrams, we have hundreds of great tv shows and ten movies. And the most important ST producer was Rick Berman (TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, plus four movies)

and It’s time to say ST 2012 preproduction is no good.



It is the thing that annoys me most about fan reaction towards Abrams.

Star Trek in 3D? Oh goodie, we get to see a brewery in 3D.

#22″Star Trek was here before him and will be after, I have nothing against him but this constant Abrams Trek everytime its mentioned is getting really annoying.”

Sorry, but in the here and now, it is Abram’s Trek. Certainly, in the future, someone else will be at the helm, just as Berman, unfortunately was. Just as Roddenberry and Harve Bennett were. But right now, JJ IS, and any current talk of Trek is usually about the here and now. You don’t have to like it, I agonized over almost 20 years of bland anti-TOS mediocrity churned out by Berman and his Trek assembly line.. You just deal with it.

Alright! … going to compete with Snow White … Easy for Star Trek Sequel! … HAHAHAHAHA!

OMG!!! … Harry Ballz doesn’t like Julia Roberts! … LOL!!! :-)

I wouldn’t mind one bit if JJ didn’t do the sequel. It just doesn’t seem like something he wants to do. As many posters have already stated, Star Trek isn’t his baby. The universe isn’t his and neither are the characters aren’t his. And while I’m at it, it’s neither Bob or Alex’s.

With all of JJ’s talk about “I’ll only direct it if the script is good”, I really get the impression that J.J. just wants to focus on his own creations. Think about it. He’s not just a director, he’s also a writer. A very good writer at that. If he really was attached to Star Trek and wants to do something cool with the sequel, he’d write it himself just like Nicholas Meyer did with the three Trek films he worked on. But he doesn’t want to. If you look at his filmography, his two theatrical movies so far have been based on other people’s work. Mission Impossible and Star Trek. Super 8 is his first movie that’s pretty much all his. And I’ll be honest. JJ and his band of brothers do much better work on their own creations than they do with pre-established franchises.

Hey Harry. What Actresses do you like. At least Give us 2 or 3.

Why not May 8, 2012 ? Same early-summer weekend as the first one came out on. No big movie is coming out at that time. Trek will get all the money :).

“20 years of bland anti TOS mediocrity”
You mean, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise and the movies?
So, ST before Abrams is a mediocre thing?

Do you know why Star Trek The movie picture is so different from Star Wars?
Because Gene did not like movies with a lot of action but few ideas.
And Gene chose Rick to coninue his work. I don’t believe he had chosen Mr. Abrams.
Of course, it’s only my opinion.

About “Snow White” I do not know … But Julia Roberts I think she is amazing … and lucky woman …. because “Eat, Pray and Love” with Javier Bardem in Bali … Every girl deserves …. LOL and +LOL!

Get Star Trek back on TV where it belongs, I don’t know about you but I wouldnt swap 24×3 =72 TV episodes for 1 movie every three years no matter how wonderful the effects.

Is this the film that supposedly had Natalie Portman as Snow White and Jet Li as one of the seven dwarves…? Or did that one get scrapped? If the distributers decided to pick it up again and actually cast the afore mentioned two, goodness gracious it will be one tough flick to beat. Star Trek XII needs a major Hollywood actor/actress to up its hype dosage to cater for overseas audiences…..

@ 34.

Exactly, Trek XII needs a major star. Tom Hanks as a ship captain, Angelina Jolie as a Klingon, LOL

3 Snow White projects at once? Hollywood truly is a pack of dogs sniffing each others’ butts. And it’s not like any of the projects is likely to be good. Since when does Snow White focus on revenge? Did someone not read her name? Why not just get Katy Perry to play her topless. (Oh wait, I love that idea.) Point is, Trek should do just fine that weekend when Trekkies ask the “Mirror, Mirror.”

theres also Wolverine 2 that is due out some time summer 2012…

maybe Judge Dredd and Total Recall remakes as well (although they probably more Sept based)

@26 – I don’t think you can call the last 20 years of Star Trek bland…. Berman may have made mistakes and due to powers out of his control, the franchise may have become tired and stagnant but by and large he oversaw the most popular period of Star Trek to date…

What we have now is the Star Trek franchise sailing into another chapter of it’s illustrious life. We’ve had the Roddenberry years, the Berman years and now we’re in the Abrams years.

It’s hard to say how people will remember this current Star Trek – at the moment it’s hard to see the sequel to JJ Abrams “Star Trek” ever being made. I’m sure it will be made and I’m hoping for something of The Dark Knight standard.

Star Trek 2 (because it is the 2nd Star Trek of this new breed of Star Trek)
will definitely need a big star to make it appealing to overseas audiences in asian markets as well as european markets. The marketing for this movie also needs to be bigger and more expansive. Toys, video games, apparel from a major clothing label. There needs to be an animated series released to get kids excited about it and this all needs to be done by the close of this year.

If we don’t get to see anything by this years SDCC then I think it’s a safe bet the film will flop. Star Trek needs a massive boost of energy and at the moment it’s not getting it – In a way, Paramount perhaps needs to prioritise it over many of it’s other movies and ask for JJ Abrams to make a decision on directing – Trek isn’t like other franchises, it’s always seemed to me to be resting on a knifes edge. the 2009 film wasn’t enough to keep the momentum going in keeping people interested in sequel’s.

I say push back the Trek 2 release date. Too much competition and there are delays with Chris Pine shooting the next Jack Ryan. I also feel that the script is not moving along as well as expected.

I would rather wait and another good Trek film than get another Nemesis or Insurrection.

22. :

I agree.

i HATED there´s no mention to Gene Roddenberry OR the previous movies in the DVD extras

It looks like they´re doing a favour to ST by turning their generic attention to ST, that “old tv show, how poor they were”.

OMG so much snow white. And she’s hell bent on revenge with dwarves for hit-men.


Anthony: You don’t call, you don’t write…What are we all supposed to do with you? Or without you? ;-)

Very good to see you back, and hopefully soon with some news trickles about ST2012.

LMAO…thats the news, that Snow White lmao is going to open the same day as Star Trek, thats a gas. I would be concerned if the The Dark Knight Rises or the next Terminator movie were coming out on the same day as Trek 2.

I just want a chime in of where the script or pre production is at. As long as the story is done which is pre screenplay, we know they are working on pre production.

We really need Trek back on TV. It’s losing momentum with this every three year thing.
JJ- get some decent writers and do some stories from your ‘verse!
Kelvin, whatever. Leave Kirk & co. for the movies.
Paramount– hello!!


Berman might have been there for a bit too long but a lot of Trek done under his watch was better than Abrams.

#31″You mean, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise and the movies?
So, ST before Abrams is a mediocre thing?”

Yeah, pretty much…aside from The first six movies. 90% the Berman stuff was pretty much paint by numbers television that strayed about as far from the sensibilities set forth in TOS as you can get. Granted, there were a few shining moments that offered a hint of the blueprint that classic Trek established, like Yesterdays Enterprise, Inner Light, Year of Hell and handful of others…but sadly, over the course of almost 20 years of Berman rule, they were the exception rather than the rule. JJ’s Trek has literally returned the look and feel of Trek to it’s fun and adventurous roots and I couldn’t be happier! And judging by box office results…I’m not alone.


You can’t compare Berman Trek to Abrams Trek, IMHO. Its a franchise reboot. They’re different visions, different notions, heck, different realities. Berman had a much greater opportunity to express his Trek vision; some things worked, a lot of things didn’t. Abrams has had exactly *one* effort.

Berman’s Trek collapsed under the weight of Berman’s own ego. He worked so hard to put his own imprimatur Trek that he alienated folks like David Gerrold, killed off Captain Kirk, and perhaps set the tone for the very notion of everything bad about Treknobabble. Brewery-style engine room and dragster-style Enterprise notwithstanding, I’m happy to let Abrams give his take another shot.

Re Cruise/Roberts. Roberts is a good actress, but not a *great* actress IMHO. Same goes for Cruise. And Cruise’s best roles were much earlier in his career; eg films like The Firm, Rain Man, and A Few Good Men were excellent, while some of his latter work was eminently forgettable. Many times, when Julia Roberts has tried to “stretch” herself in differing roles, the results have been mixed; she was good in Erin Brockovich, but tedious and unconvincing in “Mona Lisa Smile.” She played the wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl very well in her early career – Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman.

Welcome back, Anthony.

We will crush Julia Roberts…I’m hearing Boart in my head when I typed that last line : )

#38. ” I don’t think you can call the last 20 years of Star Trek bland…. ”

I wish I couldn’t. But when I compare it to the rousing and imaginative fun adventures of planet killers, Greek gods, Talosians and Tribbles, I find the spin-offs not only bland but often pretentious and uninspired, Although DS9 seemed to break out of the monotony on occasion. In fact, there was potential in all of the series, episodes like The Visitor and Yesterdays Enterprise proved that…sadly, it was rarely realized, in my expectations at least, and the biggest part of the entire body of work, for me, remains best forgotten.



Seriously, Tom Cruise is a terrible actor! He either underacts or overacts!
Movies like “War Of The Worlds”, “Mission Impossible III”, “Top Gun”, and “Minority Report” could have been classics had the producers gone with somebody TALENTED and not fallen for Mr.Cruise’s “charm”!