Here is the first trailer for Tommy Wirkola‘s (Dead Snow) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The movie takes place 15 years after the gingerbread house incident described in Grimm’s Fairy Tale. In this story Hansel and Gretel working as bounty hunters, tracking down supernatural beings. Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), Gemma Arterton (Clash of Titans) and Famke Janssen (X-Men) star in the movie.
Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.
The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches’ gathering during the upcoming ‘Blood Moon’ night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.
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The movie opens in theaters on January 11th, 2013. While this looks like will be some fun, I would love to see Renner take on another indie role like The Hurt Locker. What about you?