The first official trailer has landed for Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror, and it already seems safe to say that it’s an entirely different beast from Snow White And The Huntsman.
Whilst its K-Stew starring competitor has adopted a dark, brooding tone with heavy emphasis on bone-jarring action, Mirror Mirror seems determined to aim for the family market with a frantic volley of slapstick and one-liners.
However bleak the future appears for Greece right now, at least it can comfort itself with the knowledge that the roost isn’t ruled by Mickey Rourke’s loopy king Hyperion, the big bad in Tarsem Singh’s stylised actioner.
Here, the mad monarch has put the country to the sword in his quest to locate a magical bow that will enable him to get payback against Zeus (Luke Evans) and the rest of the gods up on Mount Olympus.
Luckily, mankind has a saviour in Theseus (Man Of Steel Henry Cavill), a conveniently ripped stonemason who leads the resistance against Rourke’s legions after his mum joins the butchered.
"To those who much is given, much is asked," says Freida Pinto in a previous trailer for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals and she’s right - three trailers in and we’re still asked to wait for an out-and-out red band bloodfest.
If the carnage isn’t as high as modern fantasy fans expect, there’s still plenty to enjoy as a new voiceover offers up the full plotline (as much as it is), while some extra action has been added.
The first trailer for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals has finally gone online after its debut at WonderCon a few weeks ago. A sprawling, sandy epic in the vein of Clash Of The Titans, it follows the bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who brings ancient Greece to its knees in his search for a mythic weapon. Standing in his way is stonemason Theseus (Henry Cavill), whose mother is killed by one of Hyperion’s guards, and who finds the mythic weapon – a bow – himself, and uses it in a mission to destroy Hyperion.
Oh, and if you think that magic bow looks familiar, remember Hank the Ranger from ’80s toon Dungeons & Dragons?
Dark fairytale revival Brothers Grimm: Snow White has nabbed itself a director in the form of Tarsem Singh. Clearly, studio Relativity are looking for something visually arresting with their production, and with Singh having stirred up some fittingly dark imagery in The Cell and The Fall, we imagine they’ll get it – in spades. The director is coming off the back of Immortals (pictured), a sandy epic starring Mickey Rourke and Henry Cavill that looks set to dwarf this year’s Clash Of The Titans in scale and ambition.