Rupert Sanders began developing the sequel to his feature directorial debut "Snow White and the Huntsman" before the film had been released in theatres. The re-imagined fairytale went on to make roughly $390 million worldwide at the box office for Universal Pictures, so it is to be expected that the studio is exploring the possibilities of following-up that success with a second installment in what has the potential to become a franchise.
Here is what does come as a bit of a surprise: There may be a "Snow White" film that does not include Snow White.
The studio put the script that Sanders and co-writer David Koepp were crafting on hold following the media attention that the director and the film's star, Kristen Stewart, received after their affair became public.
It now appears as though they are focusing on a "spin-off" film that follows the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) rather than Snow's continued adventures.
Universal chief Ron Meyer had indicated that may be the path the studio would take back in April.
The move makes sense given Hemsworth box office cachet following the success of both "Thor" and "The Avengers".
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter had revealed that Universal is releasing David Koepp from his screenwriting duties and seeking another scribe, while Deadline reports that the studio has acquired the rights to Dean Unkefer's novel "90 Church: The True Story of the Narcotics Squad from Hell" for Sanders to direct. So it appears that, no matter which direction "The Huntsman" goes, it will not include a reuniting of the original team.
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
What do you think? Would you like to see a film that follows the tale of the Huntsman?
Source: Coming Soon
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