It’s no secret that Viggo Mortensen has been in talks with Universal to star in the fairy-tale update Snow White and the Huntsman for quite some time now. Well, it looks like the reason talks have taken so long is that the two parties are having trouble coming to an agreement, with Heat Vision reporting that talks with the actor completely fell apart last night. Mortensen is reportedly asking for $8 million plus gross participation for his work in the film, with Universal reportedly none too happy with the demand.
The report states that talks all but disintegrated once before, explaining Mortensen’s flirtation with the villain role in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, but the two parties came back to the table. Now, talks have frayed once again and Universal is moving on for the moment. Hit the jump for more.
Kristen Stewart is attached to star as Snow White, with Charlize Theron set to play the Evil Queen in the Rupert Sanders-directed flick. The film pits Snow White as on the run after being banished from the kingdom by the Evil Queen. The young girl is rescued by the Huntsman and soon becomes his protégé. Mortensen was in talks for the role of the Huntsman. It’s unknown if Universal’s “moving on” for the moment is a negotiating tactic or if they’re fully over casting the actor in the role.