In an interview with EW, producer Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland, Oz: The Great and Powerful) explained that Snow White and the Huntsman is actually the first in a planned trilogy of films and revealed how exactly this re-imagining of the classic fairytale will be similar to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and differs from the Julia Roberts Snow White film:
“We retain the basic story in the same way we retain the basic story of Alice, 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. He’s not a nice guy, but not only that he’s someone who has lost hope and lost faith. He has lost his wife, given up on everything.”
“She starts out not a damsel in distress, but innocent, and after 11 years of imprisonment by the Evil Queen, she escapes and learns the ways of a warrior in the woods.”
Snow White and the Huntsman begins shooting this coming August and is slated to hit theaters on June 1st, 2012. (Source)
Writers at BloodyDisgusting.com released the first ever production still from the upcoming (much delayed) horror film, The Cabin in the Woods today. There is still no official release date for this film. Also added into the gallery was a newly released poster. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Director Joss Whedon remained busy on the set of The Avengers but Marvel Studios Co-President Kevin Feige helped fan more excitement for the superheroes adventure (if that’s even possible) talking about next summer’s blockbuster with Film Journal.
“We’re making a big crossover event that brings all of these characters together to face something incredible and epic,” Feige told Film Journal.
As far as maintaining some sort of balance amongst all the Marvel characters, Feige credited Whedon for being an expert at telling ensemble stories thanks to his experience with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“We’re in the fifth week of production on The Avengers and all of the actors have been very impressed with him. They all carry their own movies and I think everyone was worried about who would get the short end of the stick. But no one does because they’re all there servicing the larger story. The stuff we’ve shot is cutting together spectacularly and it’s just the character interactions that we’ve done so far. We haven’t shot much of the action sequences yet. I think the end result is going to feel very, very satisfying.”
“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth continued to work alongside Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as Tony Stark and Iron Man in the big-budget “The Avengers” with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) among others.
Look for The Avengers in theaters May 4, 2012. (Source)
Sony is reportedly jumping into the black ops game again, picking up Shadow Runner, an original thriller with Thor actor Chris Hemsworth attached to star. Plot details have been kept secret although it is known it involves elite commandos.
The project is based on an original idea from Hossein Amini, who is one of the writers of Snow White and the Huntsman, which also stars Hemsworth. (Source)
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I have added another gorgeous new photo shoot of Chris from 2011 into the gallery! Again, a big thank you to my friend Jamie for sending me these wonderful photos! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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I’ve added a gorgeous new photo shoot of Chris from 2011 into the gallery! A big thank you to my friend Jamie for sending me these lovely photos! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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With Marvel’s Thor shooting past the $435 million mark at the worldwide box office, it was no surprise when Disney locked in a July 26, 2013 release date for Thor 2.
According to Deadline, Thor director Kenneth Branagh will not return to helm the sequel that will also star Chris Hemsworth as the godly superhero. A new director will be sought with the selection process expected to get underway shortly – if not immediately.
Marvel has already hired Don Payne, who worked on the final draft for the original Thor, to pen the script for Thor 2. Payne’s credits include My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, and a handful of The Simpsons episodes. The humor from “Thor” should theoretically bridge to the sequel.
It’s still too early to know if Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba or any of the other Thor main character actors will appear in the sequel. The only lock at this point is Hemsworth. But it is easy to assume Jane, Loki, Odin, Siff and the Warriors Three will return as multi-film deals were signed for many of the actors. (Source)
Marvel Studios, which is in production on the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers, is making a full commitment to Thor 2, with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the title hero.
Marvel will need to hire a director for that film because, it’s been revealed Kenneth Branagh won’t be returning as the director. Branagh, who directed the first film and watched it gross $437 million worldwide with a few territories still playing out, will likely be involved in some producing capacity. His exit was “mutual and amicable,” Deadline was told. That means a big job is out there that a lot of directors and their agents will be chasing over the upcoming holiday.
Thor 2 will be hit theatres July 26, 2013. (Source)
Two new actors are joining the Snow White and the Huntsman cast – they are Lily Cole and Sam Spruell. They have been now cast in Universal’s picture, which recently saw the addition of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides actor, Ian McShane.
Cole will play a character known simply as “Greta” while Spruell won the role of “Finn,” the Queen’s hitman of sorts. Snow White and the Huntsman will make its theatrical debut on June 1, 2012. (Source)
Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has been in production since this past April but not many photos have been leaked from the set thus far. Based on Marvel’s The Avengers, the greatest superheroes will unite under this banner on screen for the first time in this film.
According to MovieWeb, someone managed to snap a few shots of a Humvee and truck on its way to the set with the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on the sides. Take a look at the images below.
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