During Comic Con 2011 a few weeks ago, by far the biggest hit article we posted was our live blog for Universal Pictures’ new movie, Snow White and the Huntsman. This is mainly due to the fact that Twilight star, Kristen Stewart is in it! But Stewart aside, the cast for this one is rather fabulous and also includes Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Nick Frost, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Bob Hoskins and Eddie Marsan (with more in the pipeline!).
It’s so great to see yet another big movie being shot here in the UK and especially at Pinewood Studios which is simply a movie magical place to be with all it’s history!
Read on for the full press release which will give you much more info and reaction from the top chaps at Pinewood Studios.
Snow White and the Huntsman at Pinewood
Snow White and the Huntsman, a new epic action-adventure from Universal Pictures, has now begun production at Pinewood Studios.
The crew has started to construct some fantastic sets on the Studios’ backlot, as well as on some of its world famous stages.
In the film, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the one girl threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders (Halo 3 campaign). www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.
Andrew Smith, Group Corporate Affairs Director at Pinewood, commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting Universal once again for its latest project, Snow White and the Hunstman. The sets and costumes look fantastic, and I am continually struck by the talented and skilled craftsmen and women currently working in the UK film industry. Pinewood is committed to maintaining its status as a centre of excellence for skills and training, and this is a central theme of the Studios’ plans for Project Pinewood. Locating the new Screen Crafts Academy at Project Pinewood adjacent to the Studios would give students an opportunity to experience a world-class filming environment and learn first-hand from the best in the business.”