Bosses of movie giant Disney are so desperate to tap into the Chinese cinema market - they are making a martial arts version of their 1937 animated hit SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.

YEUN WOO-PING, the celebrated fight choreographer for Kill Bill, THE MATRIX and Crouching Tiger, HIDDEN DRAGON will direct the film, which will see Kung-Fu Shaolin monks replacing the seven dwarves from the original BROTHERS GRIMM fairytale.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author MICHAEL CHABON has written the script for the film, which will be set in the 1880's in a British colony in China.

06/07/2005 02:45