Tarsem Singh’s recent swords ‘n’ sandals smash Immortals was a crushing disappointment to those of us who had admired his previous film, self-funded fantasy The Fall. But the master of visual excess already has a chance to make amends with Mirror Mirror, a blockbuster take on the Snow White fable with Julia Roberts as the wicked queen, Lily Collins as the hapless princess and roles for the likes of Sean Bean, Nathan Lane and Armie Hammer. An end-of-the-pier pantomime which just happens to have a huge Hollywood star and stunning CG special effects.
Mirror Mirror preview
Will Tarsem Singh's return make amends for Immortals?
Don't miss last remaining places in 5,000-strong ambassador team
Sponsored: Tickets to the five-day festival of music and culture are now on sale
A kid accidentally calls in the universe’s deadliest hunter, the world’s clumsiest spy is out to save the world again and Blake Lively has a ‘simple’ favour to ask