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Universal Paves Way For Sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman premiered just a week ago, but Universal Pictures is already gearing up for a sequel to the action-fantasy.

Deadline reports the studio has already hired Spider-Man writer David Koepp to begin work on the script, and is now talking with director Rupert Sanders, who made his feature debut with the original, to return for the follow-up.

A reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the title roles, and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. The film has grossed more than $122 million worldwide, but will need to perform solidly for the next few weeks to justify its estimated $170 million budget — let alone a sequel. Deadline notes the first film was rushed because of Relativity Media’s Mirror Mirror, but Universal and Sanders would be able to take their time with the next one.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/bmiddleton2 Brian Middleton Jr

    I enjoyed this immensely, as did my wife.  Worth checking out!

  • AdamH12110

    How do you make a sequel to a fairy tale.  “They all lived happily ever after” pretty much covers it, doesn’t it?

  • http://profiles.google.com/200328sept David Fullam

    I liked the film, I was pleasantly surprised. But I’m not sold on a sequel. I thought the first film pretty much told it’s story and told it well.

  • David Schmitt

    We don’t need a sequel to every gorram successful movie that comes out. Make another movie based on a fairy tale using a similar formula then. Fairy Tales are the new big thing so Hollywood may as well mine that for a few years. Give me a horror-themed Bluebeard movie, an Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves tale or adapt Fables The Last Castle as a take off point for a Fables franchise (although I still think it would work better on cable).

    This reminds me of an ex I had who was convinced that a sequel be made to Broken Arrow….yeah, Broken Arrow.

  • Max

    The only two things I did not in this movie was :

    1 – The triangle love: For God’s sake, don’t bring modern, complex love relationships in a fairy tale movie! And why Kristen Stewart would accept to play another similar triangle love role like the one in Twilight anyway? And why name a movie “Snowwhite and the Huntsman” if she’s going to havea triangle love story? Really stupid. That’s my opinion. 

    2 – I felt their was little of characters development, especially for the Queen, Snowwhite and Huntsman.