The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Jessica Chastain as: Sara
Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Screenplay by: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin
Selected Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Sam Claflin
Running Time: 114min
Release Date: March 29, 2016 (Germany)
Wide Release: April 22, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure

Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya’s army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

Production Notes

The film was supposed to be a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, but was dropped due personal issues involving director Rupert Sanders and main actress Kristen Stewart. A script was written and production was set to start at some point in 2013, with Frank Darabont to direct. Only in 2014 was stated the film would be a sequel instead, and Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was set to direct in January 2015.

Principal photography on the film began on April 6, 2015. Filming took place at Waverley Abbey in Surrey, England in April 2015. Filming also occurred from May to July 2015 in Windsor Great Park, England, at locations including South Forest, Johnson’s Pond and in the Deer Park near Snow Hill. Filming was also done in Wells Bishop’s Palace and Wells Cathedral. In July 2015, filming also took place at Puzzlewood, in the Forest of Dean.