The Huntsman Officially Announced As Snow White Prequel, Slated For 2016
Universal has officially announced The Huntsman, a prequel to Snow White and The Huntsman, that will be released in 2016.
In a statement released on Thursday, the studio says:
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.
The press release does NOT mention Kristen Stewart, who portrayed Snow White in the first film.
Previously, there had been conflicting rumors about the second installment’s plot and whether Stewart would reprise her role.
As Gossip Cop reported, director Dabont had been in talks to helm the new movie since last month.
The Huntsman is slated to hit theaters on April 22, 2016.
What do you think of the new plot?