Friday, January 13, 2012

First Behind-the-Scenes Photos of "Mirror Mirror"

Lily Collins stands alone in the woods set of Mirror Mirror.

Here is a "first look" at Mirror Mirror, the Snow White film with Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.

It's really more of a "on the set of" set of photos as most of the photos include crew and peeks at the rigging holding the scenery. I love seeing all this, of course, but these particular shots don't give you any more of an idea of the movie than the original trailer did. One thing is for certain though: no matter what's going on with the plot (or the jokes) the visuals promise to be stunning. The design work and cinematography all show a strong and cohesive stylistic signature (as was expected of director Tarsem Singh) and I actually want to see the "making of" featurettes more than the movie itself.
Camera trainee Camille Baduraux crouches next to a fancy snow sled in which Nathan Lane is preparing to act.

From The Hollywood Reporter:
Tarsem Singh (Immortals) hopped into the director's chair for the 14-week shoot when Ratner stepped aside, turning the movie into an "all stage" production. Singh crafted the movie's many environments exclusively on soundstages with the help of digital effects and elaborate costumes from Oscar winner Eiko Ishioka (Bram Stoker's Dracula). The result, producers hope, is a whimsical family film with modern sensibility.

"It's an animated movie come to life," says Goldmann. "You can only do that with the greenscreen effect."
Lily Collins stands by as a large clapper board is used to mark the beginning of a scene. (I really like this photo!)
There are 23 behind-the-scenes photos to browse through and you can find them all HERE.

Mirror Mirror now has a release date of March 16th, 2012, instead of June 29th.
Nathan Lane relaxes sans shoes.

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