Frank Darabont, creator of AMC's hit zombie series "The Walking Dead," is in talks to direct a follow-up to
The sequel to Universal's 2012 dark fantasy would focus on the Huntsman character, played by
Darabont, whose films as a director include
"Snow White and the Huntsman" received mixed reviews but was a solid performer at the box office when it came out, grossing $396 million worldwide.
Prospects of a follow-up were initially complicated when, weeks after the first film hit theaters, Stewart and Sanders became embroiled in a tabloid scandal as photos surfaced of them having a tryst (Stewart was dating
A Huntsman-centric movie would continue the trend of big-budget franchises spawning spinoff properties. Other examples include the "Wolverine" movies based on the "X-Men" series, the planned "Venom" and "Sinister Six" movies based on