From 'Red Riding Hood' and 'Beastly' to 'Grimm' and "Once Upon A Time," grown-up versions of many classics tales are heading to the big screen; with 'Mirror Mirror' and 'Snow White & The Hunstman' being Hollywood's latest take on the Snow White tale.
Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron are two of the highest-profile stars to join a coming surge of fairy tales being adapted into live-action fantasy epics such as 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' and 'Jack The Giant Killer.'
So how will they fare as one of fairy tales most iconic (and scariest) queens? We square them off with our very own Queen.
Snow White & The Huntsman
Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith, blah blah blah …..
'Erin Brockovich' (2000)
No need. Got something way better – her crown jewels
Mirror, Mirror is a...
Comedy-fantasy version of Snow White
Snow White & The Huntsman is a...
Dark action-adventure version of Snow White.
The British Empire was the...
Dramatic colonisation of foreign lands by white people.
Sweet young thing the Queen rules over
Lily Collins as Snow White
Kristen Stewart as Snow White
Kate Middleton as the Duchess of Cambridge
Close association with hammer
Armie Hammer (The Social Network) plays the handsome Prince
The huntsman is played by Chris Hemsworth, who recently played Thor with a hammer
Her royal family sometimes talk rubbish as if they’ve all been hammered
Exotic country connection
Born in South Africa
Travelled to India in 'Eat Pray Love' (2010)
Empire once ruled the whole of India
Acted in 'The Pelican Brief' (1993)
Acted in 'Reindeer Games' (2000)
Wonders why all the men in her family end up looking like... ahem... horses.
Played a good-hearted prostitute in 'Pretty Woman'
Played a cold-hearted, murderous prostitute in 'Monster'
Never been a prostitute herself, but some horny prince from her family history must’ve had a saucy trollop or two
Stole money from casino in 'Ocean’s Eleven' (2001)
Stole gold from a house in 'The Italian Job' (2003)
Empire took away precious things from the places it colonised, some of which haven’t been returned yet
Relationship with the Irish
Ex-Irish boyfriend Liam Neeson
Ex-Irish boyfriend Stuart Townsend
Current Irish bit of the UK – Northern Ireland
Hubby turns kinda weird
In the psychological thriller 'Sleeping With The Enemy' (1991)
In the sci-fi thriller 'The Astronaut’s Wife' (1999)
Fuddy-duddy Prince Philip? Everyday, man
Most distinguishing feature
Estimated appearance fee
US$10 million (used to be US$20 mil)
Below US$10 million
If you supply the ribbon for cutting – free (but make absolutely sure that the tea is first class)
Snow White & The Huntsman and Mirror Mirror open in theatres in May 31 & March 16, 2012 respectively.