Snow White and the Huntsman 2

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It’s one of those projects that seems to have no one excited, but the studio seems dead-set to proceed with anyway, but there has been some movement on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. The new film based on the 2012 hit revisionist fairy tale will be under the guidance of Shawshank Redemption filmmaker and Walking Dead TV series creator Frank Darabont, his first film since the Stephen King adaptation The Mist in 2007. Not only is Darabont’s involvement the rumor du jour about the project, but sources are saying this sequel will tilt a little more towards one character in the title than the other. (more…)

Back in August we reported that Kristen Stewart, star of the Twilight franchise, was dropped from Universal‘s planned sequel for Snow White and the Huntsman 2 with the studio in favour of going towards a Huntsman-centered sequel. And after all the negative publicity Stewart had with director Rupert Sanders, it was easy to see why.

Who wants that kind of behind-the-scenes history following them into another successful film, right? Well after this weekend’s haul from Twilight: Breaking Dawn -Part 2 – a reported $340.9 million worldwide – Universal has recanted on their dismissal and wishes to bring the actress (and I use that term loosely) back to co-star alongside the Huntsman himself, star Chris Hemsworth.

I guess that leaves Rupert looking forward to Tom Cruise’s Van Helsing reboot, since the studio doesn’t plan on repeating trends, no matter how juicy they were for publicity. Good news about the reported sequel though is that according to Radar Online, production could begin as soon as the end of 2013, with a script by David Koepp.

Seeing as how Kristen really has nothing else going for her right now, she’d be wise to stay with the project. But her axe-wielding counterpart might be an issue. Hemsworth is currently reprising his role as Thor in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, after which he’s onto Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse. And after that Chris is looking to squeeze in time on Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store before suiting up once again for Joss Whedon and The Avengers 2. So as long as there are no real delays for Chris in the future, we should expect a return to the Snow White and the Huntsman franchise and at least a little quality acting in the sequel.

Source: Radar Online