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Snow Whites sister is getting her own movie
Snow White is surprised by the diamond miners that have taken her in, in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that Disney is working on a movie about Snow White's sister, Red Rose. - photo by Jeff Peterson
Disney may have scrapped its earlier plans for a kung fu version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Saoirse Ronan, but that doesnt mean its given up on revisiting its first-ever princess movie in some fashion or another.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on March 31 that the House of Mouse is developing a Snow White sidequel centered around her more colorfully named sister, Rose Red.

In this revisionist take on Walt Disneys 1937 animated film, the heretofore unknown sibling (So you have a sister! said in a Darth Vader voice) will be retconned into the events of the story as she undertakes a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is based on a script by Justin Merz that was originally unrelated to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rose Red does derive from the Grimm brothers specifically from a story about two sisters titled Snow White and Rose Red but, somewhat confusingly, the titular Snow White in that story is not the same one that ran afoul of a vain witch, lived with dwarves, ate a poisoned apple, etc.

Merzs script, however, will be reworked by Evan Daugherty to bring it in line with the 1937 Disney original, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Daugherty has more than a little experience working with Snow White, having himself written Universals Snow White and the Huntsman, which is getting a sequel later this month.

Rose Red joins a long list of recent and upcoming live-action remakes and reimaginings by Disney of its classic animated features that also includes this years The Jungle Book, as well as Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, an Aladdin prequel (titled Genies) and many, many more.

With 55 animated features and counting, though, Disney shouldnt run out of material to revisit for at least a few more years.