So last night we got what seems to be the first really reliable word on the casting of Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman: Viggo Mortensen is in talks to play the Huntsman. With Charlize Theron also in talks (to play the wicked queen) that leaves a couple major roles wide open. The pivotal one, obviously, is Snow White. The latest actresses mentioned in conjunction with the role are Kristen Stewart and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, A Series of Unfortunate Events). Read More »
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Well, there you go. We were just talking about Viggo Mortensen with respect to The Dark Tower. He and Javier Bardem have been rumored as the top choices for the lead role in that massive project, and the offer just went out to Mr. Bardem to star. But Mr. Mortensen isn’t going home empty handed, as he’s in talks for one of the two title roles in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. (Hint: he wouldn’t be Snow White.) Read More »
Rupert Sanders is in pre-production on Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, as we just talked about extensively this morning. That gives us as good an excuse as any to post his short adaptation of the Charles Burns graphic novel Black Hole.
The short is definitely not safe for work but is worth a look when you’re in a safe, secure environment. Check it out after the break. Read More »
Every couple of days it seems like there’s a new ‘hot project’ in Hollywood, and lately most of these films have been genre pictures of some kind: superhero, or ones at least tinged with fantasy or science fiction. The latest is Snow White and the Huntsman, thanks to a buzzed-about script from Evan Daugherty and the hiring of British commercial director Rupert Sanders. In this case, however, the script is actually pretty damn good.
Universal just announced that it would pit the film against the first part of The Hobbit in December 2012. Now the studio needs to cast the film. Charlize Theron has been rumored as Ravenna, the wicked queen, and now an offer is reportedly out to Johnny Depp to play the title role of the Huntsman. Read More »
This week Universal Pictures got the urge to fill out the company’s calendar for the next couple of years. Yesterday we heard that the studio has dated Judd Apatow’s as-yet-untitled new film for summer 2012. Now there is a flood of new release dates for the studio, for a diverse array of films. Hit the jump for release info for Safe House, The Dark Tower and more. Read More »
We’re into the final turn and Universal now leads Relativity by a nose. It seems like only yesterday that Relativity Media’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White was leading the race to get everyone’s favorite dwarf loving brunette onto the big screen. Now, Universal’s competing project, Snow White and the Huntsman, is gaining momentum as reports have surfaced that Tom Hardy, he of Inception and the upcoming Batman 3, is eying the lead male role of the Huntsman. In September, Universal picked up the script by Evan Daugherty with commercial director Rupert Sanders set to direct. Oh, and they are hoping to cast Angelina Jolie as Snow White. We break down the Snow White horse race and Hardy’s availability after the break. Read More »
Last time we heard about Snow White it was because Natalie Portman was rumored for the starring role in Brothers Grimm: Snow White, a re-telling of the tale to be produced by Brett Ratner. In true Hollywood form, however, there is more than one Snow White re-do being shopped around town. There are three, in fact. One is the one I just mentioned, backed by Ratner and Relativity. The second is housed at Disney, and is called Snow and the Seven. (The, er, Twitter-friendly title.)
The third is this project for which Universal has just ponied up a rather large amount of cash: Snow White and the Huntsman. Read More »
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Last week it was reported that 20th Century Fox was in talks with Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn to direct the X-Men series prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class. Deadlinequickly responded claiming that “Vaughn’s negotiations have been touch and go, and sources close to the director said he’s passing. ” Cinematical posted a list of eight directors Fox was in talks to take the helm: Louis Leterrier, Jonathan Mostow, Daniel Espinosa, Rupert Sanders, Timur Bekmambetov, David Slade, and Carl Erick Rinsch.
Well it appears Vaughn has returned to the table, and according to Flemming, the “studio is working with his WME reps to close the deal.”
I love Vaughn, and was a big fan of Kick-Ass, but I really would have loved to see what commercial directors turned first time feature directors Carl Erick Rinsch or Rupert Sanders could have done with the comic book property.
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