A few weeks back, the shortlist of directors up for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' was made public and it looks like Universal has now made their choice: Frank Darabont, best known for the much beloved 'The Shawshank Redemption,' is currently in talks to helm the film.
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Marvel and 'Star Wars' movie universes have been busy lining up and sorting out directors, but there's another potentially interesting major project that's looking to put a name in the director's chair: Universal is currently seeking a director for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2,' and the names on their shortlist are intriguing.
Gritty fairy tale re-imaginings for everyone! With 'Once Upon A Time' due to begin its third season in the coming weeks, spinning off into 'Once Upon A Time in Wonderland' shortly thereafter, ABC has put its stock in developing limited series 'Esmeralda,' a re-imagining of the classic 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' tale in the vain of Chris Hemsworth-Kristen Stewart thriller 'Snow White and the Huntsman.'
Apparently it takes three films to tell the story of Snow White, so not only is 'Snow White and the Huntsman' getting a sequel, it might also getting a third installment to make it a complete trilogy.
Universal has announced they're making a sequel to 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' which means that either the first film was a sneaky success, or that studios are desperate for sequels. Regardless, the 2012 fantasy film's sequel is officially on the way, with plans to release it in 2015.
Trying to keep up with whatever the heck the Oscars are doing every year is a full time job for many entertainment journalists, mainly because of the organization's labyrinthine rules and often bizarre nomination process. In the case of some categories, all of the potential nominees are whittled down to a shorter list of potential nominees and then, from that list, the final nominations are decided. This is the case with the Best Make-Up Academy Award and the list of seven finalists has been revealed.
Imagine a movie just about the Temple of Doom, no Indiana Jones. How about one solely following the Prisoner of Azkaban with no Harry Potter in sight? Having a ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2’ without Snow White just sounds odd. She is the brand.
As 'Snow White and the Huntsman' hits home video, it’s worth taking another look at where the property will go next. Since my last column devoted to plans for a ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2,’ a few things have happened. The worst of them, to be honest, is that Bob Hoskins (“Muir”) has decided to retire from acting. So there goes one of the dwarfs. Greater issue for some of the movie’s fans, however, is the possible elimination or minimization of Kristen Stewart and the Snow White role. Goodbye presumed love triangle! So now what?
New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week, fractured fairy-tales, indie comedy, strange science-fiction and James Cameron's 'Titanic' comes to port. ...
We're impressed with the level of ridiculous this week has to offer. James Franco is making a movie about Lindsay Lohan's life, Universal is or isn't or is lying about dumping Kristen Stewart from the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' sequel, a dude shot himself in the butt at the movies, and 'The Price is Right' wants to add male models to their showroom. Could this week be any more ridiculous? Wait, don't answer that.
When the announcement of another 'Snow White and the Huntsman' movie arose, fans wondered what direction Universal might take the fairy tale epic. Recently, it looked like our favorite 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart was getting dropped from the film and Chris Hemsworth would be receiving all the attention for the next installment. But now, whether the original statement was falsely reported or Universal simply retracted what was stated initially, it looks like K-Stew is back in the game (or was never out of the game to begin with).