19 November 2012 1:09 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Newly minted film director Rupert Sanders has had a pretty incredible year with some major highs and lows. A celebrated director of television commercials, Sanders made his feature debut this past June with Universal Pictures' big budget action adventure Snow White and the Huntsman. While critics.myself included.panned the film for its nonsensical plot and dour execution, the CGI-stuffed reimagining of the classic fairy tale went on to earn nearly $400 million dollars worldwide. So, Sanders' first film was a success for Universal, and plans for a sequel were in the works within weeks of its opening weekend. Things were looking up for Sanders, and his leading lady Kristen Stewart, who showed she had box office drawing power outside of the Twilight franchise - but then those photos hit. The scandal that followed was fast and furious with Stewart bearing the brunt of the bad press. In August, while »

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