MIRROR, MIRROR: Director Tarsem Singh Takes on Snow White

MIRROR, MIRROR: Director Tarsem Singh Takes on Snow White

In an interview with Moviefone.com, Immortals director Tarsem Singh discusses his Snow White project for 2012, Mirror, Mirror, which stars Lilly Collins and is, he points out, decidedly a family film.
“They asked me if I wanted to make it edgy and I said, ‘No interest, absolutely no interest, It’s a children’s movie,” he emphasizes, “but my stuff tends to be polarizing. When it’s for children, it’s like, sickeningly kiddie, and when it’s the other way, it’s sickeningly graphic for people. Both are OK for me. It’s comme ci comme ca that I’m terrified of.”
During the interview, it’s pointed out that with the alternate project with the same protagonist, Snow White and the Huntsman, is apparently an action adventure which would seemingly have been more appropriate for the director.
“That’s what the studio thought, that I’d want to make it edgy,” Tarsem notes. “By the time I’m done with violence, you will not get anything but an R rating. So I wanted to make a kiddie movie. It’s a fairy tale for children and the family. Just embrace it. If you want to push the envelope and make Snow White edgy, I think edgy for whom? Edgy for Disney or edgy for Gasper Noe? What kind of violence do you want and I am not interested at all in it. So I got the movie that I wanted and it’s a different film.”
For the full interview, click HERE.

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