Snow White and the Huntsman Planned as a Trilogy?
07.05.11 by Ryan
As if it weren't crazy enough that two live-action Snow White movies battled for prime positioning on the 2012 calendar — with director Tarsem Singh's Untitled Snow White Project winning the battle to arrive March 16 instead of Universal Studios' June 1 release of Snow White and the Huntsman — it looks like sequels are already planned for one of the movies.
Producer Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland), who is working on Snow White and the Huntsman, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the movie is indeed planned as the start of a trilogy.
It's meant to be the first in a series of films. This story will end, but there will be questions remaining for these three characters.
The Untitled Snow White Project has been labeled as an "adventure comedy" while Snow White and the Huntsman is being touted as a more serious action movie, using a darker version of the fairytale where the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) is unable to kill Snow White (Kristen Stewart) and instead trains her to fight. As Roth explained, the Huntsman is more of a "mercenary".
We retain the basic story in the same way we retain the basic story of Alice, a young girl meant to be the queen who is cast out. The Huntsman is a mercenary, in the sense that he’s a guy who is very able in the woods, more able than most anyone. His job is to capture runaway girls, who are all fleeing the kingdom because of the queen. He’s a nondescript bounty hunter, as we first meet him. He’s not a nice guy, but not only that he’s someone who has lost hope and lost faith. He has lost his wife, given up on everything.
Roth says that Stewart won't be the typical Snow White, either, and hopes that her work in the role won't just appeal to Twilight fans.
Frankly, what we did, we searched high and low for an unknown. As we went through it, it just became evident to me that Kristen occupies a space in the universe where she’s a terrific actress only known for one part. I hope this is a movie that will appeal to those who find Twilight appealing, but also [Stewart] is someone who has some piss and vinegar in her. She starts out not a damsel in distress, but innocent, and after 11 years of imprisonment by the Evil Queen, she escapes and learns the ways of a warrior in the woods.
Charlize Theron will play the Queen, and Roth says her performance will be "larger than life" and will embody "evil without any burden of guilt."
Directed by newcomer Rupert Sanders, Snow White and the Hunstman co-stars Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Sam Spruell along with Ray Winstone (The Departed), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Eddie Izzard (Valkyire), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), and Ian McShane (On Stranger Tides) fill out the seven dwarfs, who are named after Roman emperors in this version instead of rhyming character traits.