Paramount Pictures has revealed the trailer for the fantasy actioner Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; 3D film stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the grown-up versions of the titular characters who go on to become witch-killing badasses.
Directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow), the action thriller stars in-everything-now Renner and the little-known Arteron as the classic children’s story heroes Hansel and Gretel, who survive their meeting with the famous witch in her cannibalistic gingerbread house and are out for some revenge 15 years after.
The result looks an awful lot like a Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.The film was delayed from this past March to January 25th, 2013 because they are trying too hard to be ‘cool’.
The R-rated movie about two lifelong witch hunters also stars Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare.
Check out the trailer.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.