Not that it should come as a surprise but producer Joe Roth has revealed that Universal is planning to turn the Rupert Sanders-directed ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ into a trilogy. Talking to Entertainment Weekly the producer said:
“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”
Roth, who also produced Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ goes on give some detail on the reimagining’s characters and basic story:
“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.” The producer adds, “Snow White 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.”
Sanders’ fairytale re-telling is set to begin principal photography in August and features a cast of Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Clafin. They will be joined by Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winston, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham and Lily Cole and Sam Spruell.