Toy Story 3 writer tapped for Snow And The Seven

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Good to see that Javier Bardem isn’t the only one benefitting from a little Oscar nomination exposure.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Ardnt has just been nominated for his second baldie (he bagged his first for the script of Little Miss Sunshine ) for Toy Story 3 , and Disney are taking note.

They’ve just hired him to pen their 19th century retelling of the Snow White fairytale, Snow And The Seven - not to be confused with Universal's Snow White And The Huntsman starring Viggo Mortensen (and possible Kristen Stewart).

Snow And The Seven teleports the story to the East, where an Englishwoman returns to Hong Kong for her father’s funeral.

There, she discovers that her stepmother is scheming against her. Fleeing to mainland China, the young woman takes refuge with a band of seven international warriors.

It’s a bizarre concept that is no doubt aiming for a Tangled -inspired overhaul – we’re sure with those warriors in tow the film will feature no end of spectacular fight sequences.

Natalie Portman has been offered the role of Snow, but her pregnancy could see her dropping the part. If that happens, expect a scrum of Hollywood actresses to give chase.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.