Frank Darabont is Directing the Snow White Sequel \’The Huntsman\’

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The HuntsmanIf you want genre fans to see the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman”, this is one way to do it. Universal has officially announced that Frank Darabont will direct the sequel, titled just “The Huntsman”, and revealed that Chis Hemsworth will reprise his role in the sequel. The movie will be out on April 22, 2016.

Here’s what Universal said in the press release:

The fantastical world of 2012’s global hit SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN expands to reveal how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in a new epic action-adventure, THE HUNTSMAN. Three-time Oscar® nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) directs and wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale from the legendary saga.

Fans know Darabont from the first season of The Walking Dead, as well as Stephen King adaptations The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist.