Frank Darabont In Talks To Direct SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN Spinoff
The headline should read: "One of the greatest directors of all-time is in talks to direct the most unanticipated sequel of all-time." A bit long-winded, but completely accurate. According to Deadline, Frank Darabont, is in talks to direct SWATH 2.
Early this month, Deadline reported that three directors: Frank Darabont, Gavin O’Connor and Andy Muschietti, were on Universal's short list to direct Snow White and the Huntsman 2, which is being labelled a spinoff, not a sequel. Apparently Darabont pitch to the studio was a winner as Deadline is reporting he is in negotiations to direct the new film. It is pretty surprising news as Darabont is notoriously picky about which projects he chooses to work on. Darabont is the former showrunner of AMC's The Walking Dead and directed arguably the best film of all time, Shawshank Redemption. He might be a bit rusty, he hasn't directed a film since 2007's The Mist.
The film is said to focus on Chris Hemsworth's character from the first film. There is still no official word about Kristen Stewart's status, though previous reports have claimed that she will not reprise her role as Snow White. Maybe she's not the fairest of them all. Oh snap, I just dropped a fairy tale zing.
The first Snow White and the Huntsman, which was directed by Rupert Sanders, pulled in $400 million at the worldwide box office against a budge of $170M. That's a nice piece of cake, and Universal would like another mouthful.
SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN was directed by Rupert Sanders, from a script written by Evan Daugherty. The cast includes: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Ray Winstone, and Nick Frost.
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