Will write and direct the action-adventure…

Frank Darabont (‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘The Shawshank Redemption’) has been confirmed to both write and direct Universal’s ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ prequel, ‘The Huntsman.’

Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are set to reprise their roles of The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna respectively, with the film revealing how the fates of the two characters intersected before they met Snow White.

Joe Roth (‘Maleficent,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’) will once again produce with the action-adventure pencilled in for an April 2016 release.