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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.
- Scott J. Davis
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- Travis Reilly
The sequel to "Snow White and The Huntsman" has had a tumultuous road to production, but it looks like "The Huntsman" is about to get off the ground. It only took a week for Universal to replace Frank Darabont, who jumped ship last week; the studio has hired Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct this 2016 action/fantasy flick.
Nicolas-Troyan was the second unit director and visual effects supervisor for "Snow White and The Huntsman," and even got an Oscar nomination for the latter. He also worked on "Maleficent" as the second unit director. He's attached to a remake of "Highlander," but we all know there can be only one... Plus, "The Huntsman" is scheduled for release on April 22, 2016.
Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will reprise their roles as the Huntsman and Ravenna, before Snow White (Kristen Stewart) appeared on the scene. Emily Blunt is currently in talks to play Ravenna's sister, »
- Jenni Miller
Nicolas-Troyan served as Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director on Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, and was nominated for an Oscar for his work.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal still plans to release the prequel on April 22, 2016.
The film will focus on the Huntsman and Ravenna's lives before the arrival of Snow White.
Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to take on the role of the villain in the movie.
Watch a trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman below: »
Universal's The Huntsman has gone through a lot of changes over the past couple of years. But now it looks like we're closer to what the film will actually be, which is a prequel directed–not by Frank Darabont of The Walking Dead–but Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who served as second unit director for Snow White and the Huntsman.
Troyan also served as visual effects supervisor on Snow White, and received an Oscar nomination for his work on said film. He also served as second unit director on Disney's Maleficent.
Last week Darabont left the Snow White prequel due to creative differences with Universal. However, the studio plans to move forward with the project; The Huntsman is still scheduled to be released on April 22, 2016, as formerly announced.
- Laura Frances
Work on the sequel to Snow White And the Huntsman - which now goes by the name of The Huntsman - is set to get going in earnest later this year. But before it does, there's a change in director that we need to tell you about.
Earlier this week it was revealed that The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist helmer Frank Darabont had dropped out of directing The Huntsman. The reason? "Creative differences" is all we've been told thus far.
So who's going to be stepping into his shoes?
That'd be a man by the name of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Once mooted to helm the reboot of Highlander that Summit Entertainment is putting together, Nicolas-Troyan has thus far built a steady career as a second unit director and visual effects supervisor. On his CV? The likes of Maleficent, »
You get one job wrangling swords and fantastical elements, you apparently get them all. At least, that seems to be the case for VFX expert-turned-director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who is following winning the gig making the Highlander reboot with the big chair on The Huntsman.The Snow White And The Huntsman sequel hit the news a couple of days ago when it emerged that Frank Darabont, who had been hired to rewrite the script and direct, had bailed citing creative differences. That meant the film needed a director, and Universal have given Nicolas-Troyan the job despite his lack of previous shot-calling work. He does have a big advantage over other candidates though – he worked as visual effects supervisor on the first film.Plot details on The Huntsman remain sketchy and tough to pin down – previous stories pointed to Chris Hemsworth’s hero on a quest to find the stolen magic mirror »
Just a few days after director Frank Darabont left the Snow White and the Huntsman spin-off, which is simply called The Huntsman, Universal has quickly found a director, and it sounds like they didn't have to look too far. THR reports Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will be at the helm of the film. You may not know that name as a filmmaker, and that's because this will be his directorial debut. But he has experience with this particular property because he worked on the first film both as the second unit director and visual effects supervisor, the latter for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. So maybe it's in good hands. Of course, at this point, this might be a situation where Nicolas-Troyan may be a gun for hire and will merely guide the film that was already planned to go into production. Of course, if the film turns out to be good, »
- Ethan Anderton
Schmoes Know scored a nice scoop today, that was later verified by the trades. They reported that the next director of Universal's The Huntsman will be Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Who?! Wait, I'll get to that. He's replacing Frank Darabont ("Shawshank Redemption"), who last week dropped out of the project. The reason given was "creative differences," but then again that is usual the go-to-line when you exit a project. As for who Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is, he has been serving as a second unit director and visual effects supervisor on various projects. He did so with Disney's Maleficent and even Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, so he is familiar with the look of the film. He was even nominated for an Oscar based on his work with the film's visual effects. At one point he was supposed to direct Summit's Highlander reboot. The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest »
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.
- Garth Franklin
Just four days after Frank Darabont dropped out of Universal Pictures' Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, The Huntsman, the studio has found a replacement director in VFX specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Insiders claim that Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was one of the top contenders to helm the sequel when the studio was first looking for a director, since he is very familiar with this story after serving as the visual effects supervisor on the 2012 original.
We reported last week that Emily Blunt is in talks to play the villain, and while Variety reveals that the actress is still in negotiations, her character has not been revealed. Snow White and the Huntsman stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are reprising their roles as The Huntsman and Ravenna, with the story to reveal how both characters' fates intertwined before they met Snow White.
Frank Darabont wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, »
It’s something of a promotion for Nicolas-Troyan, who received an Academy Award nomination in Visual Effects for his work on 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which starred Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.
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- Linda Ge
It’s been an up and down news cycle for The Huntsman, which will be Universal’s prequel to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman. First there was the news that it would leave out Snow White, but then came the announcement that Frank Darabont would write and direct. In a surprise move, however, Darabont pulled […]
- Russ Fischer
Emily Blunt is also in talks with Joe Roth producing and Palak Patel exec producing “The Huntsman.” Website Schmoes Know first reported that Nicolas-Troyan was the top choice to replace Darabont, who left due to creative differences late last week, and sources now confirm he is in talks.
Plot details are vague other than the film revealing how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White.
Insiders say Nicolas-Troyan was among the finalists when Uni first started looking for a director for the pic and the decision made sense to go back to him given how well he knows the world, having worked as the VFX supervisor on the first pic.
Darabont wrote the current draft of the screenplay, »
- Justin Kroll
It was just yesterday when we told you Frank Darabont had left Universal's planned Snow White And The Huntsman prequel/spin-off The Huntsman due to creative differences; well it didn’t take long for them to find a new director. Universal has signed Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the second-unit director and visual effects supervisor on the original film, to direct The Huntsman. This will be his first feature after years of visual effects work on films such as One Hour Photo »
- Graham McMorrow
Emily Blunt is in talks to star in 'The Huntsman'. The 'Into the Woods' actress is in negotiations to play Charlize Theron's character's evil sister The Snow Queen in the upcoming sequel to 'Snow White and the Huntsman', TheWrap reports. Theron is set to reprise her role as the villainous Ravenna while Chris Hemsworth will return as Eric, the huntsman who aided Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in the original film directed by Rupert Sanders. The sequel sees the Huntsman sent on a quest to find the stolen magic mirror, forcing him to face his past and the evil Snow Queen set on avenging her sister Ravenna's death. Director Frank Darabont dropped out of the project last week following creative differences with Universal but a new filmmaker is set to be announced for the movie next week. Joe Roth is to produce the film alongside Palak Patel as »
In the two years after Kristen Stewart last played Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the actress has taken on a number of diverse indie projects such as On the Road, Camp X-Ray and the critically-acclaimed Still Alice, which opened nationwide last weekend. During an interview with Yahoo! Movies, the actress expresses her desire to star in a superhero movie some day. Here's what she had to say, revealing she would love to show her fans a different side of her acting abilities by joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
"I love watching those movies. I would love to show people that I can do more than just be 'Kristen Stewart' in a different movie, in a different circumstance."
She does have experience in the big-budget action realm, starring in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman before the final Twilight movie. She adds that »
Emily Blunt was once in line to play Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it looks like she'll be uniting with Thor on the big screen for an entirely different franchise. The Wrap reports that Blunt is in negotiations to play the villain in The Huntsman, the spin-off of Snow White and The Huntsman, opposite Chris Hemsworth. Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) was slated to direct, but he bailed on the project citing "creative differences" as his reason for exiting. No replacement director has been found yet, but someone should reportedly be announced this week.
The plot for this film follows Eric (Hemsworth), the huntsman who protected Snow White in the first film, as he's sent on a quest to find the stolen magic mirror. Though Charlize Theron's evil queen died in the first film, the actress will return to reprise her role this time, »
- Ben Pearson
The Dive: After making three installments of The Hunger Games series together, Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence will again team for The Dive, to be produced by James Cameron. It's based on the true-life story of a married couple "who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air." [The Wrap] The Huntsman: In an unexpected move, Frank Darabont (The Mist) will not be directing The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. Darabont joined the project last summer; his departure is attributed to "creative differences." Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are reprising their roles from the original, and now Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) is being touted to costar as the Snow...
- Peter Martin
I really enjoyed Snow White and the Huntsman. But then, I’ve never had any problems with Kristen Stewart as an actress, and also the production design of that world is a fantastic distraction from any faults the movie has anyway. That admitted, I haven’t been terribly excited for the sequel, which is simply titled The Huntsman and surprisingly still a thing in spite of not involving the main character of Snow White (Stewart) nor the original director (Rupert Sanders). Moving forward on what’s basically become a spin-off more than a straight-up follow-up makes Universal seem desperate for franchises even if they lose their primary element. It’s like Disney doing Frozen 2 but centered solely on Kristoff. Except with a property that nobody really cares that much about. Speaking of Frozen, The Huntsman has a new addition that gives it something to start getting excited for. According to The Wrap, Into the Woods »
- Christopher Campbell
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