Movie News: Kristen Stewart’s Future as Snow White in Question; Bloody New French Trailer for ‘Looper’

Movie News: Kristen Stewart’s Future as Snow White in Question; Bloody New French Trailer for ‘Looper’

Aug 15, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

Kristen Stewart: Despite a good haul at the box office, the planned sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman has been shelved. Instead, a spin-off of the Huntsman character, played by Chris Hemsworth, is being considered. An initial report claimed that Kristen Stewart as Snow White had been dropped entirely, but the studio “insists” that Snow White could still appear as a character, without confirming or denying whether Stewart herself might return. Director Rupert Sanders’ status is also unknown. [The Hollywood Reporter / Los Angeles Times]

Tobey Maguire: Still best known for playing Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire is looking to widen his horizons. He will star as a chemist in Z for Zechariah, a post-apocalyptic tale to be directed by Craig Zobel, whose tense and controversial indie drama Compliance is due in theaters this week. Maguire will also serve as producer for the project, which revolves around a teen girl who imagines she is the only survivor of a nuclear war, until a stranger shows up. [Variety]

Eastern Promises 2: Director David Cronenberg’s newest film, Cosmopolis, opens in New York on Friday, and he was planning to start shooting his next project, Eastern Promises 2, in October. The sequel to his acclaimed 2006 thriller had original stars Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel returning, but, alas, Focus Features has changed its mind. So, for all those hoping to see Viggo Mortensen again fighting completely naked in a sauna: Sorry! [The Playlist]

Looper French Trailer: Opening the Toronto International Film Festival in just a few short weeks, Rian Johnson’s Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis in an action thriller about a futuristic, time-traveling hitman. A new trailer, subtitled in French, shows a bit more blood, as well as glimpses of footage not seen before. The film opens in the U.S. on September 28. [HeyUGuys]

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