More Inevitable Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel News

Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Movie PosterUnless 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



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  • Bobby

    Wow. You think there isn’t any buzz for the film?

    Where have you been the past three weeks?

    All i see is Tv spots on ESPN nowadays. I went to the theater yesterday and the posters covered from floor to ceiling. And didn’t Universal do a presentation at CinemaCon that blew everyone away.

    I’m not saying it will make a shit ton of money, but you’d have to be blind to not see the buzz that Universal is building. Goodness.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Those aren’t buzz, my friend, those are ADVERTISING.

      • Bobby

        Well then what is buzz?

        It has just as much as Prometheus. Even more so than Men in Black.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Oh, now you’re just being silly.

          • Bobby

            well what is “buzz”?

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            Buzz is every movie site talking about your movie and posting every shred of information they can find, regardless of how trivial, because to not do so would be to be missing out; every magazine, even ones beyond your niche, scrambling to put you on their cover; the studio giving critics the chance to see it weeks, sometimes months before it’s release; tickets selling out weeks, even months in advance. I’m not saying that buzz is always right, but more often than not, yeah, it can cut through the bullshit.

          • Bobby

            Well, Christ. It’s not The Avengers, but as I said, Snow White seems to have more buzz that Men and Black. Prometheus of course has a lot of blogger support because we’re all geeks for it, but public awareness and buzz about this Snow White movie is high.

            “Buzz is every movie site talking about your movie and posting every shred of information they can find, regardless of how trivial, because to not do so would be to be missing out.”

            And so I say again, the buzz is high on this film. You yourself even wrote on this sequel even though it’s “trivial”.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            Trust me, there are PLENTY of Huntsman stuff I don’t post. The ones you see on the site are not trivial whatsoever — featurettes, trailers, etc. Generally, genre movie blogs will cover these type of films because that’s what we do; it’s when sites that aren’t necessarily genre/fanboy start covering it too that you know a film has surpassed its base into mainstream, and that’s when you know you’ve got something big on your hands. And honestly, me posting about this sequel news is more of me wanting to make fun of the studio for doing it and less about me taking it seriously. Didn’t that come through?

          • Bobby

            Ok, so what type of site should be posting Huntsman stuff? Because I see sites that aren’t genre site posting as well.

            I’m not really sure, but it seems that Huntsman is a fantasy/adventure film so then why is ComicBookMovie and PopSugar both reporting on it all the time. Those sites are so far apart from each other, but cover many different bases, none of which would fall under the “genre movie blogs”.

            I think you’re just casting a more narrow view on the movie than you should.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            CBM has no editorial control. Their users post whatever the hell they want. PopSugar (and all the other tabloid rags) post it because it’s Kristen Stewart, and Kristen Stewart = Twilight and Twilight = page impressions from young readers.

            But whatever. You’re obviously not going to be convinced. I give up.

          • Bobby

            I’m just trying to understand. Honestly. Because your idea of “buzz” seems to be different than everybody else’s.

            But I guess this conversation is over then.

  • LionHeart

    Sooner have this than the more of the other Snow White movie. And yes, I can say that confidently before even watching this.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    @Bobby,

    >>I’m just trying to understand. Honestly. Because your idea of “buzz” seems to be different than everybody else’s. But I guess this conversation is over then. <<

    You're not trying very hard. I gave you example after example, but each time you take the one or two exceptions (out of the entire Internet) and try to continue the argument based on them. I'm actually looking forward to the movie myself, but I have no investments in its success or failure. I'm speaking purely from an objective point of view. You should ask yourself if you can say the same, or if you've somehow become too heavily invested in the film to believe it won't be the big hit you hope it is.