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Universal Looks In The Mirror And Decides To Go Ahead With A 'Snow White & The Huntsman' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 10:57 PM
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Say it with us now: Franchise! That Universal has keeping crossing their fingers they would get multiple movies out "Snow White & The Huntsman" is absolutely no surprise, and it looks like they're getting their wish. 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon & Sam Claflin Lead Promising Cast For Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 16, 2012 9:39 AM
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Quentin Tarantino and Steve McQueen dared to tackle race and slavery with their latest projects, "Django Unchained" and "Twelve Years A Slave," and it looks like they've now paved the way for other filmmakers to follow suit. One such example is British helmer Amma Asante who's set to adapt the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle -- a half-black illegitimate daughter of renowned Admiral Sir John Lindsay, eventually taken in and raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century England by Lindsay's uncle William Murray, the Earl of Mansfield.

But Of Course: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Is The First Of A Planned Trilogy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 1, 2011 11:12 AM
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There are many arguments to be made that "Star Wars" ruined the movies, but one of the more persuasive is the way that it popularized the idea of the trilogy. George Lucas didn't invent the concept (that would have been the Ancient Greeks, thank you), but by making both the original films and the prequels, he popularized the concept, ensuring that almost any hit film would be intended as only the first part of three films, each one bigger than the last. And to a degree, it makes sense: it mirrors the three act structure that virtually every screenplay uses as a template, enabling a complete story with ups and downs to be told over a longer running time.

Ben Barnes Replaces Sam Clafin In 'Seventh Son' With Jeff Bridges & Julianne Moore

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2011 9:23 AM
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How quickly things change. Almost four months after rising star Sam Clafin landed the lead role in "The Seventh Son" Variety reports that talks fell apart, and now a new name with a bit more tentpole experience has arrived to save the day.

Chris Hemsworth Confirmed For Male Lead In 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 10, 2011 1:17 AM
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We Hear He Used A Felt-Tip Pen Sign His Contract Update: "Thor" has grossed a whopping $283 million worldwide. Chris Hemsworth was smart enough to wait and see if the picture was a hit before he signed on for "Snow White and the Huntsman" because he had already been in talks before the movie opened. Now, as you suspected, he's got the gig.

Sam Claflin Gets Princely Role In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 7:26 AM
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While the search is still ongoing for the huntsman, Universal has found their prince for the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman."

'Pirates 4' Star Sam Clafin & Newcomer Alicia Vikander Win Leads In 'The Seventh Son'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 1, 2011 1:31 AM
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For the most part, the spate in recent years of teen-targeting franchises based on successful young adult novels have left us pretty cold. There've been a few gems ("Bridge to Terabithia," "The Spiderwick Chronicles"), but generally speaking we've found little to like in the "Twilight"s or "Percy Jackson"s of the world -- even the "Harry Potter" series, while mostly solid, doesn't really raise our pulses. But with that series drawing to a close, a new slate of potential giants are lining up, and while some are less than enticing ("Mortal Instruments," "Incarceron"), there's also a few unusually promising ones on the way.

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