Given the lack of footage, for obvious reasons, director Rupert Sanders instead showed a sizzle reel of his past commercial work, such as ads for “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “Halo 3,” and an “audition” short film he made to show executives what his vision and tone were for the film. He told he crowd to ignore any pilfered material and music they recognized, as the short film was not made to be shown publicly.
Sanders also said he had wanted to make a war film, so it was “weird” that he got the Snow White gig, but it oddly fits because his take on the film will feature giant battle scenes and very large landscapes full of emotion. “With commercials, you’re in a straight-jacket because you can’t really tell a story, really,” he said. Thus this was perfect film for him to lose his “cinematic virginity.”
Certainly, Stewart and Theron seemed ready for the adventure. Stewart said part of the reason she was attracted to the role was because she got to have a sword. Theron then jokingly said to her new co-star, “I’m ready for it, b—-. Let’s go.”
One plot point the panel presenters did disclose was that instead of seven dwarfs, “Snow White and the Huntsman” would have eight and be portrayed by the likes of Nick Frost, Bob Hoskins and Ian McShane. (“They’re my tough, East End British SAS squad,” joked Sanders.) He then added that the reason there were eight was because there’s a few great lines when (spoiler alert!) one of them gets killed. “It’s a copyright issue,” he said.
Source: Wall Street Journal