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A year ago I would have bet cold hard cash that one of the two Snow White projects in development - Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman and Relativity Media's untitled Snow White project - would eventually fade away. Sadly, that didn't happen. Both projects have writers, producers, directors, fully-stocked casts and, worst of all, release dates that that are only two-and-a-half months apart. But guess what? The Snow White love fest won't stop there.

Joe Roth, who kicked off the whole fairy tale fad by producing last year's worldwide smash hit Alice in Wonderland, has informed EW that Snow White and the Huntsman is the first film in a proposed trilogy that will see the three principal characters - played by Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron - return multiple times. But while the movie will be left open-ended in some respects, apparently it's also a contained story, Roth saying, "This story will end, but there will be questions remaining for these three characters." (the three in question being Snow White, the Huntsman, and the Evil Queen). While Relativity Media's version of the tale is already in production, Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to being lensing in August.

Roth also expanded on the role of the Huntsman, who is apparently a bounty hunter-like figure. In the story, Snow White has escaped after 11 years in captivity and the evil queen hires the Huntsman to find the missing girl and cut out her heart. The problem is that he doesn't have it in him to kill her and instead teaches her to survive in the woods and evade the Queen's armies. Said Roth of tte character, "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." Directed by Rupert Sanders, the film also stars Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Izzard, Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Eddie Marsan, Lily Cole, and Sam Spruell.