Universal Pictures has set dates for two of its major 2016 releases. The Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, The Huntsman, will hit theaters on April 22, 2016, while Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy will move from that date to June 24, 2016.
The Huntsman expands the world of Rupert Sanders’ 2012 global, revealing how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar winner Charlize Theron return to their roles for the new epic action-adventure. Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) directs and wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale from the legendary saga.
The Mummy, meanwhile, offers a new take on the legend that has endured since the dawn of man. The new film is conceived with dramatic intensity by an imaginative creative team led by Kurtzman and producers Roberto Orci, Chris Morgan (“Fast & Furious” series, Wanted) and Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” trilogy, “The Best Man” series). Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) wrote the screenplay, and Bobby Cohen executive produces.
Both films are the first releases to claim their respective dates.