Relativity Media has signed Tarsem Singh to direct its upcoming untitled Snow White feature based on the Brothers Grimm story.

Singh is currently in post on Relativity’s big ticket production The Immortals, which is scheduled to open on November 11 2011 through Universal.

Principal photography is set to begin in March 2011 on the Snow White project, which is billed as an edgy retelling of the classic fairy tale in which the evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom. Snow White rallies together a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarves to reclaim what is rightly hers. Melissa Wallack (MeetBill) wrote the screenplay.

“Working with Tarsem on The Immortals, I have never been involved with a more visceral director,” Relativity head Ryan Kavanaugh said. “The footage on TheImmortals has been above and beyond all of our highest expectations.

“To do Snow White correctly, attention to detail is key, and no one will create a more fulfilling experience of this beloved story that we all know and love than Tarsem.”