Universal has officially confirmed that Frank Darabont is set to direct the freshly titled "The Huntsman," the follow-up to 2012's "Snow White And The Huntsman".
A press release issued by the studio confirms Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are set to reprise their roles of The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna respectively.
It also confirms this isn't a sequel, it's a prequel as the film "expands to reveal how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White."
Finally they've set an April 22nd 2016 release date. Darabont penned the most current draft of the script following earlier work by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Source: Universal Pictures