Following the news that James Newton Howard is scoring the upcoming thriller The Bourne Legacy from earlier this week, Universal Pictures has confirmed to Film Music Reporter that the composer has yet another high profile project coming up next summer. He will be scoring the epic fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman. The film is directed by Rupert Sanders and stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Lily Cole, Sam Claflin and Sam Spruell. In this new version of Snow White, the huntsman sent to kill the girl becomes her mentor and protector instead. Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan are among the actors that will be portraying the dwarfs. Evan Daugherty and Hossein Amidi (Drive) have written the screenplay. Among the film’s producers are Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) and Sam Mercer (Signs) who both have collaborated with Newton Howard several times before. The composer has worked with Roth on two of his directorial efforts, America’s Sweethearts and Freedomland and with Mercer on his collaborations with director M. Night Shyamalan, which were all produced by Mercer. Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled for a release on June 1, 2012 by Universal Pictures. Check out the teaser trailer below and visit the official movie website for updates on the film.

  1. JMLangdon says:

    I’m excited about this now! Not so sure if replacing Powell for the Bourne film was the best choice, but anyhow… I guess they are going for a different approach here.
    As for Snow White, I’m sure JNH won’t dissappoint!!!!

  2. Max says:

    This really has the potential of being a fantastic score if they let him do something close to his scores for Shyamalan opposed to make him copy the temp of some recent themeless score that appears to be in fashion these days.