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‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ Lands Producer Joe Roth

‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ Lands Producer Joe Roth

Universal Pictures has brought on Joe Roth (Snow White and the Huntsman, Alice in Wonderland) to produce Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

No production schedule has been released.

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‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Planned as a Trilogy Says Joe Roth

CLICK HERE for the entire interview with producer Joe Roth.

Snow White and the Huntsman was released June 1st, 2012.

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Sony Gets ‘Peter Pan Begins’

Last week, it was noted that buff tough guy Channing Tatum was eager to don green tights for an origin story titled Peter Pan Begins, with Billy Ray writing the script and Joe Roth producing. Today, it has been announced that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to this fantasy adventure.

The project drew strong interest from three separate studios, with Sony winning out at $1 million. Basically, Channing Tatum and Billy Ray said, "Lets earn a quick buck." They grabbed the nearest children's book with the idea of making a prequel. And tah-dah, a deal was born!

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Channing Tatum Attached to ‘Peter Pan Begins’

Channing Tatum is attached to star in Peter Pan Begins, which is coming from writer Billy Ray and producer Joe Roth.

A pitch for the project has gone out to various studios. The screenplay will focus on the origins of the very first Lost Boy, Peter Pan. No other story details have been given at this time. The film will be the latest in a recent string of projects based on classic literature, others of which include Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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Rupert Sanders to Direct ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Rupert Sanders is set to direct Snow White and the Huntsman, which was written by Evan Daugherty and will be produced by Joe Roth. According to The Hollywood Reporter, all three involved started shopping the project to various studios yesterday.

This revisionist take on the age-old fairy tale is set to expand the role of the Huntsman, who only had a cameo in the original story. In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but decides to let her run free. In Snow White and the Huntsman, he will actually be shackled to the woman for a good deal of the movie's runtime. The Huntsman won't be a love interest, instead he will act as a mentor, with the Prince still very much a part of the story.

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