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Director: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' isn't a one-dimensional fairy tale

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is multi-layered and more than just a one-dimensional fairy tale adaptation, its director told CNBC.

"It's having more than just one ingredient in the film; tension and drama is great, but levity should also come with that," says Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, director of "The Huntsman: Winter's War."

"It's like a well-balanced dish," says the French film director and visual effects artist, who had worked on the first film of the installment-2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman"- as the visual effects supervisor.

Jessica Chastain, speaks to a reporter at the Asia premier of "The Huntsman: Winter's War."
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Jessica Chastain, speaks to a reporter at the Asia premier of "The Huntsman: Winter's War."

The new movie revolves around the relationship of two sisters (Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt) who compete with each other to conquer the kingdom, while Eric, The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and his lover Sara (Jessica Chastain) attempt to stop them.

Hollywood's A-listers were in attendance at the Asia premiere of "The Huntsman: Winter's War" at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa.

The brightest stars of the night were undoubtedly the award-winning cast members Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth and director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.

Eric the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth speaks to a reporter on the red carpet.
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Eric the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth speaks to a reporter on the red carpet.

The movie featured several strong female roles, which the director says was another distinguishing aspect of the film.

"This film is all about the different kinds of women and the choices that they make," said Nicolas-Troyan.

"Now in Hollywood, they're all talking about equality, having more female [characters] and diversity, this is the perfect example of that," he said.

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