'Walking Dead' creator Frank Darabont to direct 'Snow White and the Huntsman' prequel

frank-darabont-snow-white-and-the-huntsman-prequel-gi.jpgUniversal Pictures has found its Rupert Sanders replacement for "Snow White and the Huntsman 2." Frank Darabont, who launched "The Walking Dead" on AMC before being fired from the show in 2011, will helm the planned prequel.

The official Universal announcement about the prequel reads: "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 Charlize Theron return to star, and it sounds like Kristen Stewart won't be back.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on April 22, 2016.
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