It doesn't look like Universal has any doubts that "Snow White and the Huntsman" is going to be one of the biggest hits of the summer.
Despite the fact that the film won't be hitting theaters for another month, the studio is wasting no time in planning a sequel to the dark fairy tale — and it's looking to recruit one of the most prolific (and expensive) screenwriters in Hollywood to tell the tale, according to Deadline.
David Koepp has built a reputation as a go-to blockbuster writer, having penned films for Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park," "The Lost World," "War of the Worlds," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"), Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man"), David Fincher ("Panic Room"), Brian De Palma ("Carlito's Way," "Mission: Impossible," "Snake Eyes"), Ron Howard ("Angels & Demons") and Barry Sonnenfeld (this summer's "Men in Black III").
Koepp's work as a director tends to be a little more personal and experimental as he's dabbed in horror ("Stir of Echoes"), dark psychological thrills ("The Trigger Effect," "Secret Window") and even supernatural comedy ("Ghost Town"). He'll be delivering an action thriller later this summer with "Premium Rush," opening Aug. 24.
As you can see, Koepp could probably write a sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman" in his sleep, though of course we won't have any idea what this sequel could be about until we've actually had a chance to see the movie that comes before it. If Koepp takes the gig, this will also mark his third time writing for Kristen Stewart, following "Panic Room" and "Zathura: A Space Adventure."
Even though Universal is looking to bring in a new writer for the continuation of the "Snow White" saga ("Huntsman" was written by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini), that's not the case for the director — one of the reasons the studio wants to put the sequel on the fast track is to make it a lock as the very next project for "Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.
This kind of studio confidence is certainly bodes well for "Snow White and the Huntsman." June 1 can't get here fast enough!