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From the moment 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' hit theaters in 1937, the Walt Disney epic has been hailed as a masterpiece of cinema, earning an unprecedented special Oscar for achievement in filmmaking and becoming an instant classic beloved by generations. But, you know, nothing's perfect. Now, Hollywood has finally found just the right man to improve upon 'Snow White': Brett Ratner.

Yes, try to contain your excitement, but according to Deadline, the 'Rush Hour' auteur has been tapped by Relativity Media to co-produce a new 3-D version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Based on a script from writer Melisa Wallack, this new, edgier re-imagining of the legend is being given the fast track treatment thanks to the unexpected popularity of Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland' earlier this year, which just passed the $1 billion mark worldwide. From the moment 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' hit theaters in 1937, the Walt Disney epic has been hailed as a masterpiece of cinema, earning an unprecedented special Oscar for achievement in filmmaking and becoming an instant classic beloved by generations. But, you know, nothing's perfect. Now, Hollywood has finally found just the right man to improve upon 'Snow White': Brett Ratner.

Yes, try to contain your excitement, but according to Deadline, the 'Rush Hour' auteur has been tapped by Relativity Media to co-produce a new 3-D version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Based on a script from writer Melisa Wallack, this new, edgier re-imagining of the legend is being given the fast track treatment thanks to the unexpected popularity of Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland' earlier this year, which just passed the $1 billion mark worldwide.

So what can viewers expect from a Brett Ratner-produced 'Snow White'? Details are still sketchy, but according to the legend himself, you can be sure that this won't have much in common with the animated classic other than the name.

"This is not your grandfather's 'Snow White,'" Ratner said. "Melisa went back to the 500-year-old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney's film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we're going to do."

Executive producer Ryan Kavanuagh agrees.

"This is a project we've aggressively pursued and believe in. We love Melisa Wallack's script and her fresh take on the classic story we all grew up on. This film will bring together fans of the original fairy tale and draw new audiences who enjoy adventure films."

Fans whipped into a frenzy of excitement over the prospect of a Brett Ratner 'Snow White' will have to wait at least a little bit, though; there's no word yet on when the film, tentatively titled 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White,' will begin production.