Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron star in Rupert Sanders’ directorial debut, a dark reworking of the classic fairy tale. The beautiful Queen Ravenna (Theron) is an evil sorceress who seized the throne by killing the widowed King Magnus on their wedding night. Ravenna’s astonishing looks are maintained at a terrible cost to the realm’s maidens; and when she discovers that the beating heart of her long-imprisoned stepdaughter Snow White will grant her eternal beauty, the princess’s days are numbered. But Snow White (Stewart), now a capable young woman, flees to the near-impenetrable Dark Forest, where Ravenna’s dark arts are impotent. So the Queen dispatches The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to bring Snow White to her fate. However, he switches allegiance and joins forces with Snow White, Prince William (Sam Claflin) and eight dwarves (including Toby Jones, Ian McShane and Bob Hoskins), who together aim to end Ravenna’s cruel reign.
Snow White and The Huntsman – Saturday 11.40pm on Channel 4