Universal Pictures is currently prepping its upcoming adventure Snow White and the Huntsman to begin shooting in August. Producer Joe Roth revealed that Snow White and the Huntsman is being eyed as the first in a trilogy of movies. Here's what he had to say below.
"It's meant to be the first in a series of films. This story will end, but there will be questions remaining for these three characters."
Snow White and the Huntsman has some stiff competition in Relativity Media's Untitled Snow White Project, which already started shooting and hits theaters on March 16, 2012. Snow White and the Huntsman arrives in theaters two and a half months later on June 1, 2012. Joe Roth hopes fans will be drawn in by their take, which he likened to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"We retain the basic story in the same way we retain the basic story of Alice (in Wonderland), a young girl meant to be the queen who is cast out. The Huntsman is a mercenary, in the sense that he's a guy who is very able in the woods, more able than most anyone. His job is to capture runaway girls, who are all fleeing the kingdom because of the queen. He's a nondescript bounty hunter, as we first meet him."
The producer also talked about what he saw in Kristen Stewart, after they initiallly searched for an unknown actress to play Snow White.
"Frankly, what we did, we searched high and low for an unknown. Which was my want after Alice. As we went through it, it just became evident to me that Kristen occupies a space in the universe where she's a terrific actress only known for one part. I hope this is a movie that will appeal to those who find Twilight appealing, but also [Stewart] is someone who has some piss and vinegar in her."