Disney to Create a Live-Action Adaptation of Rose Red

By Maryann Yin 

Walt DisneyWith the success of live-action movies such as Cinderella and Maleficent, Disney has revealed its plans to shoot a Rose Red movie. According to Entertainment Weekly, this character is the lesser-known sister of Snow White.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Rose Red is a character that appeared in Grimms’ fairy tales in an adventure that had no relation to the more well-known Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale that inspired the classic Disney animated film…The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later part of the classic story. When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into her Sleeping Death, her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.”

Tara Farney has come on board as an executive producer. At this point in time, no release date has been announced. In addition to this project, Disney has been working on developing a number of other live-action book-based films, including The Jungle Book, Tinkerbell and Beauty & The Beast. (via Slate)