From what I’ve seen of Rupert Sanders’ “Snow White and the Huntsman” so far, it doesn’t exactly look like the type of movie that would lend itself to a sequel, and I haven’t heard producers or actors mentioning those two popular buzzwords, “franchise” or “trilogy”. But don’t tell Universal that. The studio’s chief Ron Meyer, while clearing up comments about making “shitty” movies, also mentioned that if “Huntsman” did particularly well at the box office, they could, reasonably speaking, turn it into a franchise starring Chris Hemsworth’s The Huntsman of the title.
Again, from what I’ve seen of “Snow White and the Huntsman”, it looks like a one-and-done movie to me, but that’s never really stopped Hollywood from making (or trying to make) a sequel anyway. As you’ll recall, after the phenomenal success of “Gladiator” in 2000, a movie in which the main character dies at the end, Universal spent years trying to make a sequel/prequel starring that character anyway, but could never get it going. (Thank God.) I’m assuming the Huntsman doesn’t die at the end of “Snow White”, so it’s already got that going for it. (Unless, of course, he does die at the end…)
In any case, “Snow White and the Huntsman” opens on June 1, 2012. It’s a darker, more serious version of the Snow White tale, especially compared to “Mirror Mirror”, the other Snow White “re-invention” that was also the first to hit theaters. The Tarsemn Singh movie has made $48 million worldwide so far, so there’s room for improvement.
Until then, check out two new featurettes for the film, which stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Ray Winstone, Dave Legeno, Edgar Wright, Lily Cole, Stephen Graham, Bob Hoskins, and Eddie Marsan.
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Via : THR