The Kristen Stewart/Charlize Theron-lead Snow White and the Huntsman is set to become a trilogy, according to an interview producer Joe Roth had with Entertainment Weekly. The film has already created a stir by moving up its release date to compete with Relativity's Snow White project.
"It's meant to be the first in a series of film," he told the magazine. "This story will end, but there will be questions remaining for these three characters."
He also provides a bit of information about the actual storyline, which is said to be a more grown-up version of the classic tale.
"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," Roth said. "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."
The first film, directed by Rupert Sanders, is set to hit theaters on June 1, 2012 and stars Stewart, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Chris Hemsworth, Ray Winstone, and Iam McShane.
It will start shooting in August. The film will also have a presence at Comic-Con in San Diego later this month.