'Snow White and the Hunstman' sequel gets green light

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

Not surprisingly, the strong opening weekend box office performance of Snow White and the Huntsman has led to a sequel getting the go-ahead.

The film, distributed by Universal, made an impressive $55 million when it opened last weekend.

Universal has enlisted David Koepp to write the sequel, which will pick up where the first film left off.

Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, who play the title roles, are both expected to return for the follow-up since they were optioned for two sequels. However, it is not known if Rupert Sanders will return to the director’s chair.

"If we find a story that is better than this one, then we'll do it," Sanders said. "I don't think we would do something half-baked just for the sake of it. All the actors here are very busy, they don't need to commit to something unless they really love it. If we don't come up with something we really love, we won't do it."

Hemsworth is not surprised that a sequel is on the way.

"If it does as well as we think it's going to do, and people seem to love it, it's all pointing in the direction [of a sequel]," the actor said prior to the picture’s June 1 opening.



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