The early word on Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D is that it is very very good, and who would expect anything different? Wirkola previously directed the awesome Dead Snow, and the film stars two big names in Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. An adaptation of the classic tale, what could go wrong?
The film is set for a UK cinema release 2nd March 2012, and Entertainment Weekly today scored themselves the first official image. Naturally the image features Renner and Arterton in the title roles, and Arterton had this to say about the dark fairytale:
You see a series of flashbacks with their experience of killing that first witch, which is brilliant,” Arterton says of continuing Grimm’s fairytale in flashback form. “The candy house, and the witches are really repulsive and quite frightening. The make-up is out of this world. It’s this bone-chilling scene. Very dark. The girl who plays my character is brilliant, with the horrified expression she has.“
15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)
By Matt Wavish