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Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel to Bring Back Only Two Dwarves

29 January 2015 1:14 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to its "Snow White and the Huntsman," which grossed almost $400 million worldwide back in 2012. The new movie is called "The Huntsman" and will focus on the title character, played by Chris Hemsworth (Thor). We already know that Kristen Stewart won't return as the Snow White and now comes word that the film will bring back only two dwarves. According to Deadline, Eddie Marsan ("Ray Donovan") is too busy, while Nick Frost and Toby Jones never agreed to return for a second installment. It has yet to be revealed which two dwarves will make an appearance. "The Huntsman" will co-star Charlize Theron as evil queen Ravenna, and possibly Emily Blunt as a villain. It will be directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who earned an Oscar nomination in the visual effects category for his work on the first film. The new movie is set to hit theaters on April 22nd, »

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The Huntsman: These Dwarves Want No Part Of The Sequel

28 January 2015 9:24 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Snow White and the Huntsman 2 seemed ridiculous to begin with. It cut out the Snow White part and is simply being called The Huntsman. I mean, that can happen when one of the worst parts of your movie is Snow White herself. But now that the film has a solid release date of April 22, 2016, two more familiar faces revealed they won.t be returning. Actually three, but two of them didn.t really want to be involved. referring to three of the seven dwarves, the ones played by Simon Pegg.s comedy buddy Nick Frost, Toby Jones of the Captain America films, and Ray Donovan.s Eddie Marsan. Marsan was already unlikely to return because of his television duties, but Deadline reports that the other two did not agree to the terms. Instead the trade states that The Huntsman will only feature three members of the fairy tale »

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'Snow White and the Huntsman' prequel will have fewer dwarves

28 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Forget seven—or eight—dwarves. The follow-up film to Snow White and the Huntsman, will reportedly only have two. According to Deadline, The Huntsman will only feature two dwarves—the original movie featured eight. Nick Frost, Toby Jones, and Eddie Marsan, all of whom played dwarves in the first film, will not be returning to their roles, Deadline reported. Snow White and the Huntsman was criticized for not casting little people in the film, and instead digitally altering average-height actors. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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'The Huntsman' Sequel Is Axing Some Dwarves

28 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman" already won't feature Kristen Stewart's Snow White. Now, Deadline reports, most of her seven dwarves are getting axed, too. Only two dwarves will be in the "The Huntsman," though it's unclear exactly which two.

It is known that Nick Frost ("Cuban Fury"), Toby Jones ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and Eddie Marsan ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows") will definitely not be in the movie. Marsan has a scheduling conflict with his work on Showtime's "Ray Donovan." And Bob Hoskins died last year, so he won't be part of the project either.

"The Huntsman" is a prequel that will show the titular character (Chris Hemsworth) and Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) crossing paths before the events of the first movie. Emily Blunt is on board to play a villain, reportedly a Snow Queen who is Ravenna's sister.

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- Kelly Woo

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Seven dwarfs will be reduced to two for Universal's The Huntsman

28 January 2015 5:27 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

In the continuing saga of the sequel no one asked for, The Huntsman will lose more than Snow White and a director. It looks as if many of the dwarfs will be a no-show as well. Word on the street is that two will return, although it's kinda up in the air as to which ones. We do know that Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan and Toby Jones will not be reprising their roles this time around, whether it be due to scheduling or just plain disinterest. At this point, The Huntsman has little to do »

- Sean Wist

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The Huntsman Will Be Heavy On The Hemsworth, But Light On The Dwarves

28 January 2015 4:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At this point, watching the development of The Huntsman has become something of a sport. The sequel to 2012’s phenomenally successful Snow White And The Huntsman is now a case-study in what can be achieved when Universal has the commitment of two stars, a confirmed release date, and then just holds on tight.

When the first film opened to great fanfare and financial success, the idea of a sequel was immediately and predictably bandied about. The main cast – Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron – was on board and happy to return. Then came a wave of high profile controversy surrounding Stewart and the film’s director, Rupert Sanders – which led to both of them stepping away from the project. But, with Hemsworth and Theron still attached, a release date was set for April 22nd 2016, and attentions turned to the development of a screenplay, without Snow White in it.

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- Sarah Myles

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Fewer Dwarves In The "Huntsman" Prequel

28 January 2015 3:52 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kristen Stewart's Snow White won't be the only person not returning for Universal's upcoming prequel follow-up about Chris Hemsworth's The Huntsman character.

Deadline reports that only two of the seven dwarves from the first film will be back, though which dwarves they are is still unclear. Three of them though - actors Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan - are Not going to return.

Marsan has scheduling conflicts with his role on "Ray Donovan," a reason actor Ian McShane may also skip out on the job. The other two have apparently turned down deals to return.

Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are also expected to be onboard the Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directed film which opens next April. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Huntsman' Will Only Bring Back Two of the Seven Dwarfs

27 January 2015 5:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures is currently moving forward with The Huntsman, a sequel to their 2012 action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman that will primarily focus on Chris Hemsworth's title character and Charlize Theron as the evil Ravenna, with Emily Blunt also in talks for an unspecified villain role. We already know that Kristen Stewart is not returning as Snow White, but a new report from Deadline reveals that Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan, who played three of the seven dwarfs in Snow White and the Huntsman, will not be back for the follow-up.

The sequel will only feature two of the dwarfs, although it isn't entirely clear yet which two they will be. Eddie Marsan was forced to bow out due to schedule complications with Showtime's Ray Donovan, while both Nick Frost and Toby Jones "appear not to have agreed on terms for the second installment." The remaining dwarfs »

- MovieWeb

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The Huntsman: Nick Frost, Toby Jones & Eddie Marsan Won't Be Back

27 January 2015 4:10 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead"), Toby Jones ("Captain America: The First Avenger") and Eddie Marsan ("The World's End") will not reprise their Snow White & The Huntsman roles in Cedric Nicolas-Troyan's The Huntsman, according to Deadline. In fact, only two dwaves will be back for the follow-up. Who are they? Deadline doesn't know at this time. Well, you count out Bob Hoskins too. The actor passed away shortly after the film came out. That leaves Ian McShaneJohnny Harris, Ray Winstone and Brian Gleeson as possibilities to return. Deadline did provide reasons as to why Frost, Jones and Marsan aren't coming back. Marsan was never a consideration. His schedule is too busy based on his role in the Showtime series, Ray Donovan. As for Frost and Jones, they couldn't agree on the terms Universal offered them. Boo! The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest to find the magic »

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The Huntsman Suffers A Dearth Of Dwarves

27 January 2015 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It sounds like a George Rr Martin title, but a dearth of dwarves is apparently the situation in The Huntsman, the follow-up to Snow White And The Huntsman. There's no Snow White this time, but there's also a scarcity of the little fellas.Given that The Huntsman is a prequel, taking place well before Snow White encountered the dwarves in the first place, we might have guessed this anyway. If you're raving about the decision, however, rest assured that at least two of the previous eight (yes, there were eight, rather breaking with Disney tradition) will appear again.Which two? That's unclear at this stage. Bob Hoskins is sadly no longer with us, while Deadline reports that Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan are all already out of the running for various reasons. That leaves Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson as the four actors possibly still drawing straws with Universal. »

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‘The Huntsman': No Snow White, What About The Dwarves?

27 January 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: It’s not just Snow White who’ll be missing from Universal’s The Huntsman. Most of the seven dwarves won’t be in the film either, Deadline has learned.

Nick Frost (Cuban Fury), Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows) won’t be reprising their roles as the pint-sized companions from  2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman. That’s partly due to the fact that The Huntsman will only feature two dwarves, and it is still unclear who they will be. Marsan  never was in the mix to return due to scheduling conflicts with his role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, while Frost and Jones appear not to have agreed on terms to return for the second installment.

Returning from the first film will be, as the title indicates, Chris Hemsworth’s character as well as Charlize Theron’s evil queen Ravenna. »

- Ali Jaafar

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Jennifer Lawrence Revealed In "Serena"

23 January 2015 3:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ footage from "Serena", starring Jennifer LawrenceBradley Cooper ("American Sniper"), Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris, opening in North America March 27, 2015:

" the North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920', 'George' and 'Serena Pemberton' are love-struck newly-weds, who begin to build a timber empire. 

"Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness.

"With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning..."

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- Michael Stevens

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'The Duke of Burgundy' Director Peter Strickland Talks Sadomasochism, His Hidden Nod to John Hughes & More

22 January 2015 11:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You’re just as likely to remember the ultra-immersive soundscapes as the rich visuals in Peter Strickland’s films, which after three efforts have cemented him as one of the most strikingly original filmmakers working today. After his 2009 debut feature “Katalin Varga” drew considerable acclaim, it was the giallo-influenced “Berberian Sound Studio,” starring Toby Jones as a frustrated foley artist losing his grip on reality, that truly showcased his ability to tweak genre into new, darkly comic forms. The success of “Berberian” pressed Strickland towards more ambitious material than commercial prospects. His latest, “The Duke of Burgundy”, was crafted and filmed in Hungary as a tribute to the skin and blood-drenched ‘70s films of Jess Franco and Jean Rollin, telling the tale of two lovers and bug collectors Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Evelyn (Chaira D’Anna) living in a remote mansion. Each day the duo stage a script of sadomasochistic trials and punishments, »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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'Serena' Poster with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

21 January 2015 1:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'Some loves can never let you go.' Director Susanne Bier brings Ron Rash's 2008 novel Serena to the big screen this March starring on-screen power couple Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in their third film together. Magnolia Pictures has released the first official poster, which finds the two lovers attempting to start their own logging empire in the 1930s.

Serena begins in the North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s. George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber industry. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George's hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, »

- MovieWeb

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Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »

- Brad Brevet

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The top 14 movie soundtracks and scores of 2014

7 January 2015 1:14 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Guardians Of The Galaxy to Godzilla, and Noah to Paddington, our pick of 2014's finest film soundtracks and scores.

After Gravity blew your eardrums out of the airlock in 2013 with its seamless mix of sound effects and music, it was hard to imagine a film wowing just as much the year after, but 2014 was a year in which movie soundtracks became, if anything, even more intricate, from films about the nature of being a musician to those that replicated the noise of human existence for alien senses.

Before 2014 becomes a distant ringing in the ears, here are the top 14 movie soundtracks of the year.

1. Under the Skin (Mica Levi)

Once you've heard Mica Levi's soundtrack to Under the Skin, everything else sounds both disappointing and even more exciting. I say 'soundtrack' because, like the best movies, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi understands that sound and music are two halves of the same hastily-conceived metaphor. »

- simonbrew

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #49. Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales

7 January 2015 8:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Tale of Tales

Director: Matteo Garrone // Writers: Matteo Garrone, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Guadioso

Italian director Matteo Garrone reached international renown in 2008 with Gomorrah, which took home the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. However, it was actually Garrone’s sixth feature, a director who started making films only slightly before fellow countryman Paolo Sorrentino, and Garrone’s 2002 title The Embalmer played in the Director’s Fortnight, and he’s made appearances in Venice (Roman Summer, 2000) and Berlin (First Love, 2004) as well. After the success of Gomorra, Garrone’s next film, Reality, would also score the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2012. While 2015 will see the second English language feature film from Sorrentino, Garrone makes his English language debut with The Tale of Tales, a film that will be a giant fresco of the Baroque period, based on “Tale of Tales” by Giambattista Basile, the famous author of Neapolitan tales from the 17th century. »

- Nicholas Bell

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