The re-imaging of fairy tale characters is officially upon us. Taking cues from Snow White’s toughening up (“Snow White and the Huntsman“) comes Paramount Pictures’ Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. 15 years removed from the gingerbread house where they were both almost eaten by a witch, Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) take up leather and arms to rid the world of evil. And boy do they take up arms — Gatling guns, shotguns and other assorted weaponry is employed to dispatch the hags and their summoned. Expect a lot of bloodshed and perhaps a few laughs (Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are producers) from what looks like might be a good way to start off 2013. Get your fix now by watching the embedded trailer.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann and Derek Mears.
Hunting in the forest.[/caption]
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters hunts in US theaters on January 25, 2013 and UK theaters on February 22, 2013.
September 4, 2012 @ 3:00 pm Andy
Not another one.
September 4, 2012 @ 3:11 pm 2fast4u
Just me or does Hansel look exactly like Hawkeye?
September 4, 2012 @ 3:52 pm Bowzer
Has a “Van Helsing” feel to it. Will proabably do just as well at the box office to.
September 4, 2012 @ 4:28 pm Me
Cheese mixed with corn.
September 4, 2012 @ 4:44 pm ClairV
I like the fact fairy tales are getting so much attention of late, although more time should be spent on developing something that doesn’t cater to the lowest denominator.
September 4, 2012 @ 6:05 pm Qwickdraw
The trailer isn’t so impressive – hopefully the ‘R’ rating will give what we don’t see some much needed punch.
September 4, 2012 @ 7:19 pm blah
September 4, 2012 @ 7:35 pm T Jefferson
Gemma Arterton lookin’ mighty good in her leather witch-hunting getup…
September 4, 2012 @ 9:49 pm SuperC
Could be an entertaining watch.
September 4, 2012 @ 11:27 pm Otter
Lively and fun. Good mix for a fairy tale re-envisioning.
September 5, 2012 @ 11:13 am Lefty
Perfect Netflix flick.
September 5, 2012 @ 1:36 pm Sgt. Rock
Machine guns vs witches. I like it!
September 23, 2012 @ 9:44 pm a-maized
the perfect pairing!
September 5, 2012 @ 3:14 pm Hypnocritic
Jeremy Renner as a medieval Hawkeye. Oh the irony of him using a gun in H&G but a bow in Avengers.
September 5, 2012 @ 8:53 pm Shark Bait
What do Adam McKay and Will Ferrell have to do with anything? I see their influence being minimal.
September 6, 2012 @ 6:16 am Kip
I’ve got to know: what’s behind those trees???