The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont has been tapped to direct the Snow White And The Huntsman prequel.

The film will see the return of Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Both are set to reprise their roles as The Huntsman and villainous Ravenna, respectively.

Darabont replaces Rupert Sanders who directed the first film, but grabbed headlines when he was caught kissing the movie's leading lady, Kristen Stewart, in a Los Angeles car park after the shoot had wrapped. The fling ended his marriage and her romance with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. Stewart is not expected to return as Snow White.

Snow White and the Huntsman 2 is slated to hit cinemas in April, 2016.