Snow White and the Huntsman trailer shatters the obsidian forces

Universal Pictures is showcasing a new trailer and an extended preview of its upcoming dark fairytale adaptation Snow White and the Huntsman.

This new full-length trailer shows us much more about the nature of the queen and her power, with some voice over by the magic mirror.

We’ve got a lot of really outstanding new special effects being shown off here, but the real treat is the look at some of these great personalities. Characters that we’ve relegated to stereotypes over the years seem more lively, and surprisingly, Kristen Stewart shows some particular talent in these few short clips. It may just be that these are her best moments, but dare we hope that he past lack of talent was due merely to constantly poor writing for her criminally listless characters?

The ‘extended first look’ (technically just a double-length trailer) uses a lot of the same scenes, with longer sequence depicting Snow’s escape, and yet more of Stewart’s newly located ability to portray a moving character.

It’s almost amazing how much different the two upcoming Snow White adaptations are, with this one appearing much darker, and more compelling, than Relativity Media’s Mirror, Mirror, which looks like a slapstick parody of the old Disney cartoon.

The official synopsis of Snow White and the Huntsman is thus:

In the epic action-adventure “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, “Thor”) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.

Snow White and the Huntsman, which also stars Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, and Lily Cole, hits theaters on June 1, 2012.