Frank Darabont to Direct Snow White Spin-Off The Huntsman

Frank Darabont in The Mist (2007) Movie ImageDirector Frank Darabont might have lost his TV show “The Walking Dead” to the suits at AMC and saw his latest TV show “Mob City” go down in flames at TNT, but that doesn’t mean he’s down for the count.

The director of “The Mist” and 400 other movies based on a Stephen Kong story is now getting behind Universal’s Snow White, with the trades reporting that Darabont is in talks to helm a sequel to the surprise hit fantasy film “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

That 2012 film was directed by Rupert Sanders and went on to earn almost $400 million worldwide, including over $150 million stateside. It starred “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart as the titular Snow White, who ran afoul of evil queen Charlize Theron. Chris Hemsworth played the Huntsman of the title, who comes to the damsel in distress’s rescue. The whole thing was actually entertaining, even if Stewart’s acting made Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix” films looked like Oscar bait.

The sequel is expected to star Hemsworth’s Huntsman and Theron, but Stewart is apparently not expected back. I’m not sure if that means they’ll recast the role or if the sequel, tentatively called “The Huntsman,” will just not focus on that part of the story anymore. Which would be weird given the ending of “Snow White,” and especially since Theron is coming back as the evil queen.

So why isn’t Stewart coming back? You may or may not have heard, but 2 years ago Stewart got caught shagging the (very married) director of “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Apparently Hollywood, where everyone sleeps with everyone’s spouse, frowned on Miss Stewart’s indiscretion, which is probably why you haven’t heard her name attached to any big projects since.

But hey, it’s been two years, and in Hollywood that’s like 20 years. I wouldn’t be surprise if she does return as Snow White after all as the movie continues moving forward.

Snow White And The Huntsman

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