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