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Pinewood Studios Catches Fire Again on “Snow White” Set

The legendary London Pinewood Studios has suffered yet another fire. This time, on set of Disney’s upcoming live-action “Snow White.” Thankfully, cameras hadn’t started rolling yet. But, part of the freshly built set was destroyed. This fire may have put the production off schedule, because now they have to rebuild what was lost.

On March 15th, a tree reportedly caught fire, which then spread to one of the cottages on set. From what you can see in this video, it could be the home of the Seven Dwarves.

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Filming for the movie was supposed to start in March of 2020. However with COVID, it had to be pushed back. The movie was announced in 2016. Marc Webb directs from a screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson.

Like Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast” the film is meant to be a recreation of a classic cartoon. Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story“) will play Snow, and Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman“) will play the Evil Queen.

Earlier this year, the film came under fire from Peter Dinklage while visiting Marc Maron‘s “WTF” podcast. Disney has since responded.

It sure does seem like this film has had quite a few hurdles, let’s hope that the movie is good in spite of it. “Snow White,” Disney’s first fully animated film, first premiered in 1937. There is no expected release date for the live-action yet.

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