By Emily Blake
Updated January 17, 2015 at 08:59 PM EST

Frank Darabont has given up the helm of The Huntsman.

EW has confirmed that Darabont, who directed The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, will no longer be directing Universal’s followup to Snow White and the Huntsman due to creative differences. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will reprise their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna from Rupert Sanders’ 2012 original.

According to The Wrap, Emily Blunt is in negotiations to play Ravenna’s sister, the equally evil Snow Queen.

The film is still on track for its April 22, 2016, release.

The Huntsman: Winter's War

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 123 minutes