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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

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First Look At Chris Hemsworth And Jessica Chastain On The Set Of The Huntsman

3 June 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The first set photos from Snow White and the Huntsman spinoff The Huntsman have found their way online, and they give us a first look at Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in costume. Frank Darabont was originally expected to direct the movie, but he departed the project over creative differences. Taking his place will be Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a visual effects expert who earned a Visual Effects Oscar nomination for Snow White and the Huntsman. This will mark his directorial debut. Darabont is believed to have written the latest version of the screenplay, with earlier drafts penned by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The Huntsman will be released next year.  »

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'The Huntsman': Sam Claflin Will Return as William

8 May 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sam Claflin, who played Snow White's (Kristen Stewart) love interest William in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, will be returning for the upcoming prequel The Huntsman. The casting is somewhat surprising, though, since Kristen Stewart is not coming back as Snow White. In the original, it was William's kiss that broke Snow White's spell, but in the sequel, William is only said to have a small, supporting role.

The plot is set before Snow White and the Huntsman, centering on how The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Charlize Theron) first crossed paths, long before either of them met Snow White. Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith also star in the prequel. It isn't known if the production is eyeing other Snow White and the Huntsman stars to return for this new adventure.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing from a screenplay by Frank Darabont, »

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Claflin Set For "Huntsman," Robin Friday

8 May 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sam Claflin will reprise his role of William, the childhood best friend of Snow White, in the upcoming "The Huntsman" at Universal Pictures.

A prequel/spin-off to the 2012 fantasy epic "Snow White and the Huntsman," this one puts the focus on Chris Hemsworth's titular character and how his life first intersected with the evil Queen.

Charlize Theron is returning as Queen Ravenna, while Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith are also onboard.

Claflin appearance will only be a small supporting one this time out. Kristen Stewart is not expected to return as Snow White with the character unlikely to be a part of the film.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct from a script by Frank Darabont, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth will produce.

That isn't the only project Claflin is involved in today though. It has just been announced that the actor will topline "Robin Friday, »

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Snow White prequel The Huntsman finds three new dwarfs

19 March 2015 11:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has continued to push forward with its prequel tale to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman by adding three actors into the mix to form part of the new dwarfs set to feature in The Huntsman.

Similarly to the original film, three British actors have been cast in the roles alongside the returning Nick Frost as Nion. Gavin & Stacey stars Rob Brydon and Sheridan Smith have joined the cast, as has Alexandra Roach who co-starred in 2013’s One Chance.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes his directorial debut with the film, which has Chris Hemsworth (The Hunstman) and Charlize Theron (Ravenna) reprising their roles from the original, joined by Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year).

The prequel is set in the same world as the previous film, but tells a new chapter in the story which focuses on the Huntsman and Ravenna’s lives before »

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'The Huntsman' Casts 2 Female Dwarfs

18 March 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Less than a month after actor Nick Frost signed on to reprise his Snow White and the Huntsman dwarf role Nion in Universal Pictures' sequel The Huntsman, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith have signed on to play three new dwarfs. We reported in January that the sequel will only feature two dwarfs, but it seems Universal has reconsidered that stance. No details were given regarding these new characters, but this is the first time female dwarfs are being introduced into the fairy tale storyline.

In Snow White and the Huntsman, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone and Brian Gleeson played the seven dwarfs. Our report from January revealed that Toby Jones could not come to terms with the studio to reprise his role, while Eddie Marsan had scheduling complications with the Showtime series Ray Donovan. It isn't known why the others »

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Universal Finds Dwarfs for ‘Huntsman’ Spinoff

18 March 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith will join Nick Frost as some of the dwarfs in Universal’s “The Huntsman,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain are also on board to join the film. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing, with Joe Roth producing and Palak Patel exec producing.

Plot details are vague beyond that the film reveals how two characters, the Huntsman Eric (Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Theron), intersected before they met Snow White. Details on Chastain’s character are also under wraps.

Frank Darabont, who was previously attached to direct before falling off, wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

The pic is set to bow on April 22, 2016. Universal VP of production Maradith Frenkel and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.

Brydon was most recently seen in Disney’s “Cinderella” and »

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Jessica Chastain Joins The Huntsman

25 February 2015 5:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal is quickly assembling a stellar cast for The Huntsman, its upcoming attempt to turn 2012’s box office smash Snow White & the Huntsman into a franchise property. Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has closed a deal to star opposite Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron in the film, which takes place before Kristen Stewart’s Snow White ever entered the picture.

Emily Blunt is also primed to join The Huntsman, which tells the story of how the title character (Hemsworth) first crossed paths with Ravenna (Theron). Details beyond that are vague, but Blunt is rumored to be playing the Snow Queen, Ravenna’s powerful sister who zeroes in on the Huntsman in hopes of getting revenge after he comes searching for a stolen magic mirror. No word on the specifics of Chastain’s role just yet.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a VFX specialist who was Oscar-nominated for his work on the first film, will helm, »

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Jessica Chastain Joins "Huntsman" Sequel

24 February 2015 9:49 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jessica Chastain is set to join Chris Hemsworth in "The Huntsman," the upcoming spin-off to the 2012 fantasy tale "Snow White and the Huntsman".

Set before the arrival of Snow White (Kristen Stewart), Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are returning to play the Huntsman and Ravenna in the movie which also stars Emily Blunt.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing from a screenplay by Frank Darabont, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth is producing and an April 22nd 2016 release is being targeted.

Source: Heat Vision »

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Chastain, Theron and Blunt Lined Up for 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Sequel

24 February 2015 4:24 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Kristen Stewart's career has evolved from Twilight to the point she's become the first American actress to win a Cesar award for her work in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria (add that one to your 2016 Oscar contenders list). So it's no real surprise she won't be returning to star in the Snow White and the Hunstman sequel, but the actresses that are lining up for the cast is a bit of a surprise. To me at least. Said to be titled The Huntsman, both Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are said to be back as Eric, the film's title character and Ravenna respectively, as the story will be a prequel to the first film. The narrative will find Eric and Ravenna crossing paths long before Snow White ever entered the picture as he is sent to find a magic mirror, causing him to cross paths with the Snow Queen. »

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'The Huntsman' Gets Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost

24 February 2015 3:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jessica Chastain has signed on to star in Universal Pictures' The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. While Kristen Stewart will not be back as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as The Huntsman and Ravenna. No details were given for Jessica Chastain's role at this time.

Deadline also reports that Emily Blunt, who was being eyed for the villain role last month, has finalized her deal. Snow White and the Huntsman star Nick Frost is also coming back to reprise his role as the dwarf Nion. We reported last month that Nick Frost and Toby Jones couldn't come to terms with Universal about reprising their dwarf roles, and that Eddie Marsan is also not returning due to scheduling complications with Ray Donovan. The site now reports that Nick Frost and Universal "have worked it out" for him to return. »

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'The Huntsman' Gets Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost

24 February 2015 3:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jessica Chastain has signed on to star in Universal Pictures' The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. While Kristen Stewart will not be back as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as The Huntsman and Ravenna. No details were given for Jessica Chastain's role at this time.

Deadline also reports that Emily Blunt, who was being eyed for the villain role last month, has finalized her deal. Snow White and the Huntsman star Nick Frost is also coming back to reprise his role as the dwarf Nion. We reported last month that Nick Frost and Toby Jones couldn't come to terms with Universal about reprising their dwarf roles, and that Eddie Marsan is also not returning due to scheduling complications with Ray Donovan. The site now reports that Nick Frost and Universal "have worked it out" for him to return. »

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Jessica Chastain Joins Chris Hemsworth in Universal’s ‘Huntsman’ Spinoff

24 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jessica Chastain has closed a deal to join Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron in Universal’s “The Huntsman.”

Emily Blunt is also set to join the cast. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing the pic, with Joe Roth producing and Palak Patel exec producing.

Plot details are vague beyond that the film reveals how the fates of two characters, the Huntsman Eric (Hemsworth) and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White. Details on Chastain’s character are also vague.

Frank Darabont, who was previously attached to direct before falling off, wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

The pic is set to bow on April 22, 2016. Universal’s vice president of production Maradith Frenkel and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.

Chastain ended 2014 with films that ranged from big-budget tentpoles like “Interstellar” to prestige pics like “A Most Violent Year” and “Miss Julie. »

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'Cowboy Ninja Viking' Lines Up 'John Wick' Directors

29 January 2015 12:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few months after actor Chris Pratt was confirmed to star in Universal Pictures' Cowboy Ninja Viking, the studio is in early talks with John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski to take the helm. Variety's sources reveal that Chris Pratt personally met with the filmmakers, giving them his approval before an offer went out from the studio.

The plot is based on the graphic novel of the same name by A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo, which centers on a man with multiple-personality disorder. He is put into a secretive government program to become a super-soldier who possesses the skills of a cowboy, ninja and a Viking. Universal has been putting Cowboy Ninja Viking on the fast track to get production started before Chris Pratt's growing schedule. Still, it isn't completely clear when production will start, since the actor is scheduled to shoot The Magnificent Seven »

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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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'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 »

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The Huntsman gets new director

22 January 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Visual effects supremo Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is in early talks to take over from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) to direct the upcoming prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Darabont left the project last week due to creative differences.

The film is set before the events of the hit 2012 movie and shows how Chris Hemsworth’s title character and Charlize Theron’s evil queen Ravenna met before the events in the previous film. Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) has been in talks to play a villain in the film.

Nicolas-Troyan has previously worked as a second-unit director on the first film and on Disney’s Maleficent, as well as working as visual effects supervisor on the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring. In recent months, he has been linked to the upcoming Highlander remake.

Darabont, Craig Mazin (The Hangover), David Koepp (Mortdecai) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules) penned »

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Exclusive Q&A with Goners’ Jacob Semahn

21 January 2015 11:47 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many stories start at the beginning, but Goners, a new comic book series from Image Comics, begins at the end… the end of a family tragedy that leaves two people dead and two others hunted by supernatural forces ranging from ferocious phantoms to sharp-beaked Ekeks and many more malevolent monsters.

With issue #4 of this ambitious horror story hitting shelves today, I caught up with Goners co-creator/writer Jacob Semahn in a Q&A feature to discuss the wide-ranging influences (including John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Stephen King’s works) of his series, the often overlooked creatures lurking within the panels of Goners, what lies ahead for characters and readers alike, and much more. We also have a set of preview pages from Goners #4, teasing the carnage brought upon the Massachusetts town of King’s Bluff by a Skin-Walker and his furry friends.

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Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Will Direct The Huntsman

21 January 2015 8:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As predicted, Universal worked fast to fill the director’s chair on The Huntsman, its planned prequel to 2012 hit Snow White & the Huntsman. Following news that The Shawshank Redemption helmer Frank Darabont had exited the production, it has been announced that Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the second-unit director and visual effects supervisor on the first film, is signed to take the reins.

Nicolas-Troyan, who was Oscar-nominated for his work on the original, has many other credits to his name, including as second unit director on effects-heavy Maleficent. His past experience with the Huntsman property made him particularly appealing to Universal once Darabont abruptly departed over “creative differences.” The Huntsman will mark Nicolas-Troyan’s feature film directorial debut – though his name is attached to the Highlander reboot, his only past experience as a director is on a short called Carrot Vs Ninja.

Universal is pushing The Huntsman into production quickly, and it is »

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Nicolas-Troyan To Helm "Hunstman 2"

20 January 2015 7:51 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Visual effects specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is in talks to take over from Frank Darabont as director of the upcoming prequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman". Darabont departed the project last week due to creative differences.

The film is set before the events of the 2012 movie and show how Chris Hemsworth’s title character and Charlize Theron’s evil queen Ravenna met before the events in the previous film. Emily Blunt has been in talks to play a villain.

Nicolas-Troyan served as second unit director on the original movie and has been a visual effects man on some major blockbusters like the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. The 'Huntsman' prequel would be his directorial debut, though he has been linked to other fantasy projects in recent times including the "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" sequel and the "Highlander" remake.

Darabont, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos penned the most recent draft »

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