Abundant Action in a New 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Trailer

Monday, 19 March 2012 11:20 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Abundant Action in a New 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Trailer

Universal Pictures has unveiled a second domestic trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman.  Not only that, but there's also a five-minute overview of the story floating around online now.  Both feature a whole more of what we've seen from the film so far.  Mostly, that means more Lord of the Rings-style armies, Charlize Theron as the psychotic Evil Queen, medieval combat, Kristen Stewart going from hunted girl to Joan of Arc, Chris Hemsworth chopping stuff, and lots of darkness.

That sense of darkness is demonstrated by the Queen's specific goal in the story: To eat Snow White's heart.  That darkness accompanies a whole lot of action, with no shortage of slow-motion shots, often featuring people or objects shattering into bajillions of pieces.  The shattering motif continues right up until the very end, as the Queen shows off some magical powers.

The trailer premiered at Xfnity, where it can be viewed in high definition.  Also available in HD at Xfinity is the five-minute first-look story video, so head over there to check that out.

The influence of Peter Jackson's take on The Lord of the Rings is obvious in the look and feel of this particular fairy tale world.  While it's certainly more overtly magical than Middle Earth, it is defined by the same sort of textural griminess and rough edges.  Rupert Sanders, a visually-minded commercial director whose work you've no doubt seen many times, makes his directorial debut here, and it looks like he has something to prove.

Stewart, Theron, and Hemsworth anchor a cast that also includes Sam Claflin, Lily Cole, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Ray Winstone, Vincent Regan, Nick Frost, Toby Jones,  and Ian McShane.

Snow White and the Huntsman arrives on June 1st.

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