a strong opening weekend in excess of $55 million Stateside, it should
come as no surprise that Warner Bros. are looking to fast-track a sequel
to their fairy tale epic, Snow White And The Huntsman.
According to Deadline,
the studio has commissioned David Koepp to write a follow-up script,
picking up where the first film left off. The film certainly seems to
leave the door open for a sequel, and Warner have clearly seen enough
earning potential to make it happen.
Kristen Stewart and Chris
Hemsworth are both optioned for two more outings, so we can expect to
see them filling the leading roles once more, although whether director
Rupert Sanders returns remains to be seen. A former advert director, he
scored big in terms of distinctive visuals, but at times you felt that
the various story threads were beginning to slip from his grasp.
Koepp can produce a more focussed script for the second film, having
seen the first one meander from romance to action to comedy to horror,
with far too many characters crammed into the one story. Our money's on a
further exploration of the love triangle between Snow, the Huntsman and
Sam Claflin's William.
Whether or not there's any place for the
dwarves remains to be seen, although given how peripheral they were
first time out, we'd suggest they could be ditched without damaging the
story too much. For what it's worth, we'd like to see more Hemsworth,
front and centre. That accent might be a bit iffy, but the man is a dab
hand with an axe!
Warner green-lights Snow White sequel