Yesterday, we reported IMDb updated the SWATH 2 release date to 2016. It had been obvious for a while that production would have a tough time beginning this year with Chris Hemsworth's extensive filming schedule for the Avengers sequel.
Today, Deadline reported that there is a "rumored" short list of directors being considered for SWATH 2.
Deadline reports the list "consists of Frank Darabont, Gavin O’Connor and Andy Muschietti."
"This is an intriguing group of filmmakers. Darabont, after helming The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, hatched The Walking Dead and helped forge it into cable TV’s top-rated drama before getting fired. He hasn’t helmed a feature since 2007′s The Mist. Then there is O’Connor, who directed the cult favorite film Warrior as well as Miracle and stepped in and saved the Natalie Portman starrer Jane Got A Gun. Then there is Muschietti, the Mama helmer who was tapped by Universal to reboot its The Mummy franchise, before he fell out of that project.
Deadline reports that Hemsworth had to refuse a role in the sci-fi film 'Brilliance'. Furthermore, that "Universal and Roth Films are trying to have the Huntsman movie for 2016." Which confirms the IMDb change.
IMDb also added Australian actress/dancer Scarlet Rowe to the cast list as the character 'Darcy'; however, there has been no confirmation regarding this addition yet.