Saoirse Ronan is not only starring in Twilight author Stephanie Meyer’s The Host, but is now attached to headline yet another Snow White centric flick called The Order of the Seven. The film will have a completely new spin on the old story.
It will follow a centuries old and once revered Order of Warriors from around the world, who are now a jaded group of outlaws, as they reclaim their destiny after the reemergence of an ancient evil empress. Ronan will play Olivia Sinclair, a British ex-pat of 19th Century Hong Kong who guides the warriors back to their noble roots. The film will be lined with stars from China, Russia and Japan.
Ronan has been making a name for herself over the past few years as she has taken on larger and larger roles, which have included Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, the Oscar-winning Atonement and not to mention the action packed Hanna. This will be her first leading role.
One would think that with the various studios working on Snow White adaptations, Disney would be the one out front, leading the charge ahead of the competition. Instead, Disney studio’s upcoming Snow White movie is moving at a snails pace after spending nearly ten years in development hell.
As you may recall, The Order of the Seven was previously titled Snow and the Seven and has been in the works for the last ten years. Along with a new title came a new director and a freshly rewritten screenplay. The film is being headed up by first time feature film director Michael Gracey.
Expect to see and hear more about this film as production gets under way and we see how Tarsem’s Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and The Huntsman perform at the box office.