Ever wonder what happened to Hansel and Gretel when they grew up? They turned into bad ass witch hunters who look a lot like Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton! As you can imagine, the siblings have their own personal issues when it comes to witches and now they have turned it into their livelyhood. I wonder if that means I should be come a professional clown hunter?
I’m still not sure if this movie is going to be a complete pile or if it could be the smart Fairy tale adaptation that people keep promising us. At the moment, I’m leaning towards pile, but I have really enjoyed most everything that Renner has put his name on. Also, the film was delayed from last March to this upcoming January. That could me bad things for the story and the effects, just ask the folks over at GI Joe: Retaliation.
Along with Renner and Arterton, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters also stars Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare. Hansel and Gretel:
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.