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The Huntsman - Winter's War: A war between siblings

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Academy Award winner Charlize Theron stars in ‘The Huntsman: Winter's War’.

Betrayed by her evil sister, Ravenna, heartbroken Freya retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric and fellow warrior Sara defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them. As war between the siblings escalates, Eric and Sara unite with Freya to end Ravenna's wicked reign.

The Huntsman: Winter's War is a British-American dark fantasy adventure film and is a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, based on the characters from the German fairy tale Snow White compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. It is the directing debut of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who acted as visual effects supervisor on the first film, and is written by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin reprising their roles, who are joined by Emily Blunt, Rob Brydon and Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain.