SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN 2: Director Short List Includes Frank Darabont, Andres Muschietti, and Gavin O’Connor

     June 4, 2014


The short list for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman sequel include veteran directors Frank Darabont and Gavin O’Connor, with relative newcomer Andres Muschietti being named as well.  While Darabont’s name may be more familiar to the common movie-goer due to his work adapting and directing Stephen King stories for Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist, O’Connor has been in the feature-directing game almost as long.  However, his most notable works came in the 2000s with sports dramas Miracle and Warrior; O’Connor’s current film is the Western Jane Got a Gun.  Muschietti made a name for himself with his lone credit, the horror film Mama.  Hit the jump for more on this intriguing trio of directors.

Deadline reports that Darabont, O’Connor, and Muschietti comprise the shortlist of directors for Snow White and the Huntsman 2.  Darabont has kept busy with television of late, wearing multiple hats for The Walking Dead and Mob City, so perhaps he’s ready to get back into the features game.  O’Connor recently completed Jane Got a Gun and is already reported as being attached to helm the Tell No One remake, and the true-life adventure story Massacre in the Himalayas.  He seemed pretty jazzed about the mountain-climbing picture, but there’s no word on just which one of his projects will move into production first.  Then there’s Muschietti, who recently exited Universal’s reboot of The Mummy, citing creative differences.  His schedule appears to be clear and the studio apparently wants to keep him in house.  It remains to be seen which one will win out, but we’ll let you know when we receive the word.  



    Those are all great choices, really. Anyone of them getting it would be a huge step up from the first one’s director.

  • tarek

    Snow white and the huntsmen was a terrible movie. So I’m not eager to watch the sequel

    • Neo Racer

      Cmon, you know you want it. You just dont know that you do. Hollywood knows best

  • Neo Racer

    Wow this movie really needs a sequel too! Im on the edge of my chair! Or, why dont they just reboot it?!! Genius.

  • Pk

    Do we really need a sequel to this godawfully bland movie? If only antman and doctor strange had this good a selection of directors…

  • Christian

    Frank Darabont? Really? He’s of a much higher caliber than this pic deserves.

    I’d love to see him direct a Marvel movie.

    • Ted

      Frank Darabont is a high caliber for Snow White but just right for a Marvel movie? I would love to see a Long Walk movie from him, or any other King project for that matter.

      • Christian

        Yeah, I think he’s too good for a sequel to a lazily re-imagined fairy tale. Marvel is a far more prestigious brand – frequently using Oscar-winning talent on and off screen – and their worst films have been much better than Snow White.

        Maybe others feel differently, but I think Marvel has done an excellent job attracting talent, and I feel like Darabont is worthy of the brand. I also think he could make a great Star Wars movie.


    I’m one of the few people on earth that actually really liked the film! (though i only saw the extended cut. And I never really had that “hate” thang goin on for kristen stuart because i never saw her in anything else prior. Never seen the twilight films as they aint my bag.

    Loved the tone of the film, the darkness, cinematography, and the twisted creatures. And i actually prefer the dwarves in this than the Hobbit Dwarves. I think this and Lone Ranger, John Carter get an unfair bad wrap. Seen a lot worse!

    • GunzOfNavarone

      You’re easily pleased by the sounds of things.

    • The Flobbit

      I really liked the film. I loved the darkness, the editing, the gorgeous visuals and the cast. But the dwarves were utterly stupid. I don’t know who in their right mind would prefer them to the Hobbit dwarves – they were abysmal caricatures without personality. The Company of Thorin were colorful, memorable, and brilliantly acted.

      • Pk

        Though I agree the visuals and the special effects and creature design look beautiful, the movie overall was really bland

  • HeSaidSheSaidMv

    There’s not a lot of good fantasy flicks out there and I thought this one was “ok”. Charlize Theron was fantastic, Hemswerth is decent, and it was a good looking movie. Stewart was bland as always and the dwarves weren’t as amusing as sidekicks as they were supposed to be. They were sort of annoying.

  • João Paulo

    I love the first one, I hope for Darabont or O’Connor take the job, can’t wait for the sequel.

  • TallBoy6t6

    Whoever the studio pick is they better make damn sure that Kristen Stewart isn’t gonna make out in a car with ‘em!

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  • guest

    This movie was so boring… and without Charlize Theron, why bother??
    Besides, it ended with Snow White kind of in a love triangle.
    Are they going to make some Twilight version of this??

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