Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct Snow White And The Huntsman prequel
The new prequel to hit blockbuster Snow White And The Huntsman has a new director in the shape of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.
Nicolas-Troyan joins the project after The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont walked away earlier this month due to creative differences.
Nicolas-Troyan has never directed a feature film before, but has acted as visual effects supervisor and second unit director on a number of huge films, including Snow White And The Huntsman. He is also attached to direct the new reboot of 1980s cult fantasy film Highlander.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Emily Blunt is in talks to join the cast of the prequel. Blunt, who can currently be seen on screen in Disney's new adaptation of Into The Woods, is in advanced talks to play the film's villain.
The original starred Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron and was directed by Rupert Sanders. Both Stewart and Sanders are not returning for the sequel.
The follow-up to Snow White and The Huntsman, which raked in almost $400 million at the box office back in 2012, is due to be released into cinemas on April 22nd in 2016.