Of Course Snow White and the Huntsman is the First of a Trilogy

That’s what every single movie producer worth his salt says when he’s got a commercial movie coming out, and “Snow White and the Huntsman” with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth is definitely a commercial movie. And producer Joe Roth certainly knows a commercial movie when he sees one, as he tells EW that he envisions the film, to be directed by Rupert Sanders and due to shoot sometime in August, as the first of a trilogy.

It’s meant to be the first in a series of films. This story will end, but there will be questions remaining for these three characters.

Heard that one before, Joe. 99% of them never happen.

The article isn’t a total waste, though. Roth fills us in more on the Huntsman character, to be played by Chris Hemsworth:

We retain the basic story in the same way we retain the basic story of Alice, a young girl meant to be the queen who is cast out. The Huntsman is a mercenary, in the sense that he’s a guy who is very able in the woods, more able than most anyone. His job is to capture runaway girls, who are all fleeing the kingdom because of the queen. He’s a nondescript bounty hunter, as we first meet him. He’s not a nice guy, but not only that he’s someone who has lost hope and lost faith. He has lost his wife, given up on everything.

And on Snow White (to be played by Kristen Stewart):

She starts out not a damsel in distress, but innocent, and after 11 years of imprisonment by the Evil Queen, she escapes and learns the ways of a warrior in the woods.

Roth’s version of “Snow White” will be released about two and a half months apart from Relativity’s version of the fairytale, which will star Lily Collins and Julia Roberts, and which at this point definitely seems to have less star power than Universal’s version even though it’s already in production and should arrive in theaters first.

Charlie Theron will play the Evil Queen after Snow White’s kingdom.