Some Day My Real, Live-Action Prince Will Come: Snow White Next in Line for Modern Makeover

Magic Mirror on the wall, what film will Disney next remake for us all?

Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.

That’s right, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is next on Disney’s live-action list.

From web-weaving to whistling while he works, filmmaker Marc Webb is penned to direct the live-action remake of Disney’s Snow White.

Renowned for directing The Amazing Spiderman films, as well as indie films including The Only Living Boy in New York and Gifted, Webb is rumored to be teaming up with producer Marc Platt, screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) and song writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) to bring the classic tale to real life. No deal has been finalized, but these folks are allegedly Disney’s top picks for the job and are ready to proceed with a smile and a song.

Disney’s original animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on December 21, 1937. The film went down in history as the very first full-length animated feature. Not only was the premiere sold out – 30,000 fans allegedly gathered outside the theatre to lap up the atmosphere. It was the highest-grossing film until Gone With The Wind later swept up the title.

Disneyland California Adventure Park hosts its very own Carthay Circle Theatre on Buena Vista Street as a special tribute to Snow White and its iconic release.

Phew, those are some big shoes to fill. There have been several more recent adaptations of Snow White’s story over the years, including 2012’s Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman featuring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart. We hope Webb’s remake is more memorable, though we don’t expect it to reach the same heights as Walt’s original film (or the same vocal heights as Adriana Caselotti’s original Snow White).

So… will it be heigh-ho and off to cinema you go? Drop us a line in the comments and let us know your thoughts.

Previously: Annie Leibovitz captures spirit of Snow White in Rachel Weisz.


Jess is an Aussie, an attorney and a die-hard Disney fan. She grew up in a city not too far from P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney; and she still enjoys running around in Snow White pajamas and serenading her family members with Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon A Dream” (though, unlike Princess Aurora, she is not blessed with the gift of song). She recently became an Honorary Princess of the Magic Kingdom after her Flynn-Rider lookalike fiancé proposed at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at the Grand Floridian Resort. Jess is an Elvis-lover like Lilo, and is otherwise singing along to her Frozen, Moana and Coco soundtracks (anyone listening will wish Ursula would pay her a voice-taking visit). When she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book, Jess delights in writing for The Disney Blog and sharing with fellow fans all things Disney.