David Koepp May Write SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Sequel; Rupert Sanders Expected to Direct

     April 27, 2012

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In keeping with the trend of studios jumping the gun on potential franchises, Universal is looking to get a script going for a sequel to this summer’s Snow White and the Huntsman.  The studio is apparently already in discussions with David Koepp (Spider-Man) to get to work on a sequel to the highly anticipated fantasy epic.  Apparently Universal is hoping to fast track the project so they can make it director Rupert Sanders’ next film.  The trailers have actually been quite impressive for the dark take on the classic tale, and Sanders looks to have crafted a decidedly unique and epic film.  Hit the jump for more.

snow-white-and-the-huntsman-2-sequel-chris-hemsworthNews of Koepp’s involvement comes via Deadline, but Universal president Ron Meyer previously revealed that they hope to build a franchise around the Huntsman character of the film (played by the incredibly busy Chris Hemsworth).  No word on where that leaves Kristen Stewart’s Snow White or Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen, but I’m guessing we’ll have a better idea of where a sequel could go after we see the film.

Huntsman was written by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and Hossein Amini, but it appears Universal is keen on having one of the go-to franchise scripters handling the follow-up.  Koepp’s resume ranges from the impressive (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible) to the less striking (Secret Window, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), so it’s hard to predict how Huntsman 2 will turn out.  The scribe was recently tapped to rewrite the Jack Ryan reboot and to pen Rob Marshall’s remake of The Thin Man. His next directorial effort, Premium Rush, opens later this year.  I have little doubt that Snow White and the Huntsman will be a huge hit, so a sequel is looking very possible at this point.

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