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Frank Darabont Quits ‘The Huntsman’; Emily Blunt In Talks For Villain Role
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Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman

Back in June, it was announced that Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) would direct The Huntsman, Universal’s planned follow-up to their 2012 feature Snow White and The Huntsman, which starred Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Eric aka The Huntsman, and Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna.

Now, the filmmaker reportedly “abruptly left” the project last week, according to The Wrap, which adds that a new director is expected to be hired this week. Darabont, who served as showrunner for Season 1 of the AMC television series The Walking Dead before he was reportedly fired from the show, exited The Huntsman because of “creative differences,” Universal told to The Wrap.

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Frank Darabont In Talks For ‘Snow White and The Huntsman 2’
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Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman

Recently we found out that Frank Darabont was on the shortlist of potential directors for Snow White and the Huntsman 2, the follow-up to 2012’s re-imagining of the fairy tale that starred Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron, and was directed by Rupert Sanders.

The news that Darabont was a candidate seemed odd. Why would the director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and the TV series creator of AMC’s The Walking Dead, be interested in making not only a sequel to a movie he wasn’t involved in, but a sequel to a movie that also received mediocre critical response (48% on Rotten Tomatoes, 6.2/10 on IMDB)?

But it appears that the interest is real and something about the project has appealed to Darabont, as it is now being reported that he’s officially in talks to direct Snow White and the Huntsman 2.

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Frank Darabont On ‘Snow White and The Huntsman 2’ Directors Shortlist
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According to Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr., Universal Pictures is scouting for potential directors to take on the sequel to the 2012 fantasy-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, and so far their shortlist of hoped-for helmers includes Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), Andy Muschietti (Mama), and most interestingly, Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption).

Darabont has been working mostly in television since the release of his last feature directorial effort, 2007’s Stephen King adaptation The Mist. He was the initial show-runner for AMC’s smashing success The Walking Dead until he and the network went through a nasty split during production on the series’ second season in 2011. Most recently he created the TNT crime series Mob City, which was cancelled after one low-rated season, and performed an uncredited rewrite on Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

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Frank Darabont’s ‘Mob City’ Will Not Get A Season 2 From TNT
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Fans of Frank Darabont‘s TV follow-up to The Walking Dead, Mob City, will be saddened to learn that a second season is not on the way.

TNT has decided not to continue with the show, which premiered this past December as an event series with three two-episode installments equaling out to a six-hour debut season. While it looked excellent, the show simply did not deliver the numbers and attention to win additional episodes.

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Frank Darabont Suing AMC Over ‘The Walking Dead’ Firing; Claims He’s Owed “Tens Of Millions Of Dollars”
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Did you think the story came to an end after Frank Darabont finally shared his thoughts on being fired from his duties as showrunner of The Walking Dead by AMC just after the shortened first season made the show one of the most popular to ever air on TV screens? If so, you would be very much incorrect.

In fact, Darabont and his agents at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) claim they are owed “tens of millions of dollars” by AMC, and are suing the company because of this. The lawsuit was filed today in New York, and accuses AMC of using something known as “self-dealing” to try and avoid paying money to creative talent.

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REMINDER: ‘Mob City’ From Former ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Frank Darabont Premieres Tonight
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Jon Bernthal In TNT's Mob City

Just a quick reminder for those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the next TV show from Frank Darabont, the former showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead who was fired from the position, that it premieres on TNT tonight at 9 p.m. EST.

The show, titled Mob City, is set in post-World War II Los Angeles, with some of the same characters seen in the video game L.A. Noire and the recent movie Gangster Squad.

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Frank Darabont Finally Talks Being Fired From ‘The Walking Dead’
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Frank Darabont

It’s been quite a while now since we found out that Frank Darabont was fired by AMC from his position as showrunner of The Walking Dead. This after only one season of a show he developed for five years; of a show he talked Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal into starring in; of a show that would become explosively popular on its way to becoming one of AMC’s biggest shows of all time, joining titles like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Darabont has been busy since then working on his next project, Mob City, which looks fantastic and is set to debut on TNT December 4th.

But one thing we’ve never heard is a comment from Darabont himself on the drama that unfolded. Now that changes, with the Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, and The Mist director finally sharing his thoughts. And as you might have imagined, he’s not at all pleased with how things went down.

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Watch Now: First Trailer For Original ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Frank Darabont’s L.A. Noir TV Show ‘Mob City’
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After being credited as creator of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead and acting as showrunner for a short while, Frank Darabont was fired and moved on to a new project. This new project was set up with TNT, and was known at the time as L.A. Noir. Not L.A. Noire the video game, but based on the book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin.

Since then the show has changed its name to Lost Angels, cast people like Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal, and changed the title again, this time to Mob City.

Now a first trailer has been released for the show, which is set to premiere on December 4th, and you can watch it below.

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‘Inception’ & ‘Batman Begins’ Star Ken Wantabe Joins 2014 ‘Godzilla’ Reboot
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Ken Wantabe, the star of such movies as Batman Begins, Inception, and The Last Samurai, is the latest to join the cast of Godzilla, a reboot of the classic monster movie.

The movie is being directed by Gareth Edwards, who also made the 2010 indie thriller Monsters, and also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn.

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Martin Scorsese, Nathan Fillion, Simon Pegg Join ‘World War Z’ Expanded Audio Book Cast
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World War Z

No doubt intended to coincide with the forthcoming summer release of the troubled big-budget movie with Brad Pitt, the audio book adaptation of Max Brooks‘ best-selling horror classic World War Z is getting an expanded release this year, and the project is attracting some major celebrity names to the fold – including a few surprises.

World War Z: The Complete Edition will include five more hours of stories from Brooks’ highly influential book that has been considered to be one of the greatest stories of apocalyptic zombie terror ever told. Among the new cast members lending their voices to this unabridged version will be actor and rapper Common (American Gangster), actor Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), writer-director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Firefly/Castle star Nathan Fillion, actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), and most surprisingly of all, Oscar-winner and filmmaking giant Martin Scorsese.

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