It's time to re-saddle those horses and take up your armor again, fantasy fans. "Snow White and the Huntsman" is returning once more.
Universal is moving forward with their plans to make a sequel to Rupert Sanders' edgy adaptation of the classic fairy tale, following the film's box-office debut with $56.3 million last weekend. Deadline New York reports that David Koepp is already working on the script, and now the studio is in talks with Sanders about returning to direct.
In "Snow White and the Huntsman," the princess (Kristen Stewart) is helplessly locked in a tower by Queen Ravenna until an opportune moment helps her escape. She journeys into the Dark Forest, where she meets the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), and together they fight the evil witch to win back their kingdom.
When MTV News sat down with Sanders last month to discuss the film, he revealed his initial ideas for the sequel, saying Snow White's newfound supremacy may lead to her downfall.
"I think the corruption of power would be the second one. I think we've created this very chaste girl who's got to this position and now she's in this position of supreme power," he said. "We wanted to be contemporary with the theme here and I think in the next film we'll do the same. There's so many examples of people corrupted by power. When we were talking about it, myself and [producer] Joe Roth, there were so many things happening in the newspapers of these very powerful men abusing that power in hotels and sports locker rooms. People who get powerful sometimes lose their bearings and abuse that power and that's kind of an intoxicating theme."
While the story line certainly sounds interesting, when we spoke to Stewart at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, she seemed skeptical.
"Well, I'm not saying anything. Nothing at all," she laughed. "Let's undermine our entire lead character in the very second [film]. It's like, 'No, that's my whole [thing].' It would be so weird to [make her darker]. It would break me, which would probably be interesting to watch."
"But then we have to rebuild you, which is exciting," co-star Hemsworth added.
The actress, however, has nothing to fear yet. While Sanders is attracted to this character arc for the fairy-tale princess, he's not positive that we'll see her go rogue in the sequel.
"I'm not sure whether that's what the second film will be," he said. "But I like that idea at the moment. You['ve] got to play with it a bit."
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