Unless Rupert Sanders’ “Snow White and the Huntsman” surprises me and makes lots and lots of money (which at this point seems unlikely; there is hardly any buzz for the movie), there probably won’t be a sequel anytime soon. But that’s not going to stop Universal from “leaking” news that screenwriter David Koepp is already in talks to pen the sequel anyway.
Besides Koepp, the studio is hoping that their film does well enough and fast enough that they can sign Sanders up to direct the sequel instead of letting him go off to do some other studio’s film.
Koepp had nothing to do with the first “Huntsman”, but he certainly doesn’t lack for Hollywood credentials. He’s written an obscene amount of Hollywood blockbusters in his career, including the upcoming “Men in Black 3″ and “Premium Rush”, which he also directed.
Again, I think “Snow White and the Huntsman” looks like an interesting take on the Snow White tale and all, but I doubt if it’s going to do the type of business that would instantly guarantee a sequel. The film opens in the week of June 1, 2012, which means it’ll have one week all to itself, with “Men in Black 3″ having opened the previous week and “Prometheus” waiting the following week.
Then again, it costs nothing to leak news that you’re “talking” to a screenwriter about writing a sequel, especially when sites like ours are so willing to pick it up. I feel so dirty.
Via : Deadline