EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures must be expecting a fairy-tale ending for Snow White And The Huntsman. I’m told the studio is already in discussions with David Koepp to come aboard to write the sequel. The word is the studio hopes to fast track the project so that Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders can make it the next project he directs.
Huntsman bows June 1, with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth playing the title characters, and Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna. Trailers for the film have been intriguing, and it doesn’t seem that Universal lost anything by not being the first Snow White pic to hit the screen. After playing a game of chicken with Relativity Media over rival projects, Relativity won that battle by releasing Mirror Mirror on March 30. The film has so far grossed $56 million domestic, and $132 million worldwide. That’s hardly a blockbuster and the movies are so different in tone that perhaps Universal has a right to feel bullish enough to start on a sequel. CAA, David Fox and Eric Greenspan rep Koepp.