Disney has hired Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3″) to work on the script for the studio’s upcoming Snow White adaptation, Heat Vision | THR reports. The site also reports that the film will be set in 19th century China:
The unique project, which Disney has been developing since 2002, centers on a 19th century Englishwoman who returns to her Hong Kong home for her father’s funeral, only to discover that her stepmother is plotting against her. She escapes to mainland China, finding solace among a rogue band of seven international warriors.
Francis Lawrence is still attached to direct and Natalie Portman has been circling the project as Snow White, but it’s unclear if she’ll star.