Disney working on gritty Snow White reboot

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If there's one thing I love in cinema, it's a gritty reboot. From Christopher Nolan's work with the Batman franchise, to the Daniel Craig Bond series, gritty reboots inject a much-needed sense of danger and badassness to aging franchises. Which is why I'm excited that Disney is moving forward with its hilariously titled Snow White reboot, The Order of the Seven.

The Order of the Seven has been in development hell for a while now (previously under the only slightly-less ridiculous name Snow and the Seven), and is focused in the East, with an emphasis on that most Disney of cinematic elements, kung fu. The plot abstract is what really gets me, though. 

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"… The seven are a 19th century-set disparate band of international warriors belonging to a centuries-old order who have lost their way. Their meeting with an Englishwoman being chased by an ancient evil is the catalyst for their redemption… the warriors will be from locales near (the U.S.) and far (Russia), and each warrior will have a unique fighting style."

Holy crap. They took Snow White and turned it into Bloodsport. Genius.

Natalie Portman has been semi-attached to star, which could end up being the icing on this ridiculous cake.

There's a whole host of Snow White reboots coming out — Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron, is out next June, and Relativity Media's as-yet-untitled version of the classic Grimm Brothers tale, starring Lily Collins as Snow and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, is scheduled for release next March. Nothing like market saturation!