In a world that's already jammed with Once Upon a Time, Mirror, Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman, is there room for another Snow White in the world? Disney is hoping there is, although they're willing to sweeten the pot with Hanna star Saoirse Ronan and martial arts.
Disney has actually had Order of the Seven on tap for nearly a decade; at one point Natalie Portman was loosely attached to the Snow White role. Portman has since aged out of the part, and the film has gotten a bit less Snow White and a bit more kung-fu. Here is the synopsis:
In this iteration, the seven are a 19th century-set disparate band of international warriors belonging to a centuries-old order who have lost their way. They meet with an Englishwoman (Ronan) who is being chased by an ancient evil, and she proves to be the catalyst for their redemption. While the project is set in China, the warriors will be from locales near (the U.S.) and far (Russia), and each warrior will have a unique fighting style.
Special effects man Michael Gracey is set to direct, with Ronan in negotiations to star — and hopefully that will pan out. After her super-assassin turn in Hanna, Ronan might be just the thing to ensure this movie isn't just more Snow White noise.