Last summer, a press release from Universal Pictures confirmed that Frank Darabont would be at the helm of The Huntsman, a spin-off from Snow White and the Huntsman that would focus on Chris Hemsworth's title character from the fantasy update. Kristen Stewart isn't coming back for the follow-up, and now Darabont won't be along for the ride after all either as The Wrap reports he left the project due to creative differences. However, Universal is in the process of gaining a new talent for the film as Into the Woods and Edge of Tomorrow star Emily Blunt is now in talks for the villain role in the new adventure. The sequel/spin-off will focus on the huntsman Eric who is sent on a quest to find the stolen magic mirror, which puts him on a path to face something from his past, in addition to the evil Snow Queen, »
- Ethan Anderton
There’s a round of good news/bad news set to hit Snow White And The Huntsman sequel The Huntsman. The good news first, then: Emily Blunt is in negotiations to play the antagonist to Chris Hemsworth’s hero in the new adventure.Hemsworth will be back as Eric, the heroic sort who aided Kristen Stewart in her battle against the evil Ravenna (Charlize Theron). For the follow-up, he’ll be off on a quest to retrieve the stolen magic mirror, which will bring him up against both Theron’s character and her snow queen sister (Blunt, assuming she signs), who are eager for revenge.And now for the bad news: Frank Darabont, who had signed on to direct and wrote a draft of the script, has left the project, citing those reliable old standbys, creative differences. So the search is on for producer Joe Roth and Universal to find »
Any actors associated with the Twilight franchise seem to get a hard time from many people, despite the fact that at least a handful of them have proved themselves in various other roles since. Kristen Stewart is arguably one of those, and talking to Yahoo Movies to promote the release of Still Alice, the actress revealed that she's interested in taking a crack at the superhero genre. "I love watching those movies," she revealed. "I would love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance." So, following her first taste of the action genre in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Avengers: Age of Ultron star Chris Hemsworth back in 2012, which Marvel Studios franchise is Stewart interested in? "I’m sure I could get on board with Captain America, you know what I mean?… It would just »
The loss of its director is certainly not slowing down the prequel The Huntsman. A follow up to the 2012 fairy tale adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, this next chapter is lining up Emily Blunt to star as the main villain. While yesterday's report claimed that Charlize Theron was expected to reprise her role as the evil Ravenna, that may no longer be the case.
Frank Darabont left the project earlier in the week, with both the director and Universal Pictures citing 'creative differences'. It is believed that the studio already has a replacement directed waiting in the wings. We should hear an announcement sometime next week. Universal intends on keeping its already announced April 22, 2016 release date.
Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as The Huntsman. Kristen Stewart, who starred as Snow White in the original, is not coming back, and that character is no longer featured in the storyline. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter the actress is "circling" the role.
Director Rupert Saunders - who had an affair with Stewart - will not be back as director either.
Frank Darabont was drafted in as a replacement but has also left the project over "creative differences" with a new director expected to be announced this coming week.
Right after her big win at the Critics. Choice awards for the action film, Edge of Tomorrow, Emily Blunt is up for another badass role in the action-fantasy spin-off, The Huntsman, starring Chris Hemsworth. While there is no official confirmation, sources say that negotiations are in order, and Blunt is up to play Charlize Theron.s evil sister and villain of the film, The Snow Queen. The Huntsman has been an ever-changing project. First, it was supposed to be a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman featuring the lead character, Snow White portrayed by Kristen Stewart. Then it was teased that Stewart.s role would be slight, and the huntsman from the original, Chris Hemsworth would star. And finally Stewart was cut all together, and the film title was retitled simply The Huntsman. It.s been a strange ride, and with only two cast members verified (Hemsworth as the »
Jennifer Lawrence has a busy 2015 ahead of her. The actress will team with David O. Russell for "Joy" in the early part of the year, and right after that heads to Montreal to shoot "X-Men: Apocalypse." She's also got "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2" that she'll have to do press for, but it looks she's not done working with director Francis Lawrence just yet. She's reteaming with the helmer for "The Dive," which has the added bonus of James Cameron producing. The project is set up at Fox and tells the true story of "freedivers Francisco 'Pipin' Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air. Lawrence will play Mestre, who died during an attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet." No word yet on when this production will get wet. [The Wrap] That "Snow White And The Huntsman »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We hope you weren’t too excited about the idea of Frank Darabont directing the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, because that is no longer happening. The movie is happening, just not with Darabont as part of the package. The director dropped out of the endeavor this week. So now there’s The Huntsman, as the […]
- Russ Fischer
Deadline is reporting that Frank Darabont will no longer direct The Huntsman for Universal. Darabont had been attached to the project for the last few months but has now left due to ‘creative differences’.
The sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman will see Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles, whilst Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Woods) has reportedly signed on to play the film’s villain.
Despite Darabont’s departure, the movie will still hold its April 22nd, 2016 release date.
- Thomas Roach
The Snow White and the Huntsman prequel has lost its director,
The Walking Dead's former showrunner cited creative differences as the reason for his decision to leave. A new director is expected to be announced soon.
Stewart, however, will not reprise her role as Snow White, with the film instead focusing on Hemsworth's character.
The Huntsman is expected to keep its original release date of April 22, 2016. The original took a total of $396.6 million worldwide.
Watch a trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman below: »
The long Mlk Day weekend kicked off with a bit of sour news for those looking forward to seeing what Frank Darabont (The Mist, “The Walking Dead”) might do with The Huntsman, the prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Darabont left the project over creative differences for the fantasy action movie, which will focus on the Huntsman character Chris Hemsworth played in the original.
Universal is keeping the April 22, 2016, release date.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Hot off a win at the Critics Choice Awards for “Edge of Tomorrow,” Emily Blunt is in negotiations to join Chris Hemsworth in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” sequel “The Huntsman,” multiple individuals with knowledge of the project have told TheWrap.
Director Frank Darabont abruptly left the high-priority project this week but Universal is moving full-steam ahead and a new filmmaker is expected to be hired next week.
Universal did not confirm the casting, though sources did confirm Darabont’s exit, citing creative differences. »
- Jeff Sneider
Darabont began circling the project back in June and he and the studio have reportedly separated on amicable terms, citing 'creative differences' as the reason for the split.
The story is a prequel that will focus primarily on Chris Hemsworth's title character, though Charlize Theron is expected to return as the evil Ravenna. Emily Blunt has been in talks for several weeks to join the project, though her deal isn't closed as yet.
Despite Darabont's exit, Universal says they plan to stay on track with the film and are sticking to their April 22nd 2016 release date.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The sequel to the 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, simply titled The Huntsman, continues to hit turbulence on its way to the big screen. Director Frank Darabont, who started to circle the project in June of last year, has officially backed away from the movie.
Universal Pictures and Frank Darabont have reportedly separated on amicable terms. Both parties are citing 'creative differences' as the reason for the split. The studio already has an unknown party lined up to take over the position. They are expected to stay on track with production, and have not relinquished their April 22, 2016 release date just yet.
The Huntsman is a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, and will focus primarily on Chris Hemsworth's title character. Charlize Theron is expected to return as the evil Ravenna. No further story details have been released. We'll be sure to update as soon as the »
Andy and Lana Wachowski are two of the most dynamic filmmakers working in Hollywood today. Their 2012 masterpiece, Cloud Atlas, was overlooked by nearly everyone, but it's a stunningly emotional and vibrant piece of work that will almost certainly be looked back on fondly as an example of ambitious and risky filmmaking that you don't see too often in today's movie landscape. The directors, who most notably created The Matrix franchise, directed yet another underrated film - 2008's Speed Racer - and finally have Jupiter Ascending arriving in theaters this year.
/Film points us to a 100 minute interview the filmmaking duo did last year with the DePaul Visiting Artist Series, in which the writing/directing team talk about everything from developing projects to their influences and much more. It's a fascinating discussion, and worth watching if you're a fan of their work. (For example: did you ever recognize that Snow White and the Huntsman »
- Ben Pearson
Carefree and apathetic? Think again! After years of being in the public eye for Twilight, her romance with Robert Pattinson, her brief fling with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, and her reluctance to smile for photos, Kristen Stewart has seemingly cultivated a “give-no-f--ks” image. But according to a new interview with Salon, this perceived attitude couldn’t be further from the truth. “I’m like, actually, no one gives a f—k like me,” Stewart, 24, admitted. “No one gives more of a f—k than me. It’s just [...] »
With her personal life in the press as much as her professional roles, Kristen Stewart opened up on Tuesday about how the tabloids have erroneously reported about her acting career.
“It’s funny — you know, you do an interview and someone says, ‘Oh you’ve been working a lot? What are you planning on doing now?’ And you say, ‘Uh, I’m just going to take a second and like do something other than that,'” she told HuffPost Live. “[But suddenly the headline reads] Kristen Stewart Quits Hollywood!””
- Travis Reilly
Last week it was revealed that Scarlett Johansson will star as cyborg agent Major Motoko Kusanagi in DreamWork’s live-action movie adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s groundbreaking 1995 anime film based on the renowned manga series from Masamune Shirow. We now have another Ghost in the Shell update, as a release date for the film has been selected, bringing the long-gestating project one crucial step closer to the big screen.
Box Office Mojo reports that DreamWork’s Ghost in the Shell adaptation will hit theaters in 3D via Buena Vista on April 14th, 2017. While Johansson (Under the Skin, Lucy, Avengers: Age of Ultron) taking on the lead role is the only revealed casting news thus far, we know that Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie off a screenplay by William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist). Avi Arad and Steven Paul »
- Derek Anderson
Disney Studios on Tuesday swapped the release dates of two high-profile movies. The Chris Pine Coast Guard thriller “The Finest Hours” will open on the October 9, the date for which the Jon Favreau-directed remake of “The Jungle Book” had been set. The live action/CGI family film will now open on April 15, 2016.
The studio also set “Pete’s Dragon” for an Aug. 12, 2016, release and said it will open DreamWorks’ Scarlet Johansson action film “Ghost in the Shell” on April 14, 2017.
- Todd Cunningham
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