Director Tommy Wirkola says ‘Hansel and Gretel’ sequel script is complete!


It was last year that a sequel was announced for Tommy Wirkol’a (Dead Snow) Hansel and Gretel, and I have been looking forward to the sequel ever since.

News on the next film has been very quiet ever since being announced, and no cast or even a director has yet been revealed, which is a shame. Personally, I quite enjoyed Wirkola’s film, and while it was not exactly a great film, it was a lot of fun. Bring on the sequel I say.

While Paramount have not announced any updates on the film, Wirkola himself has written the script, and he says it is now finished, ready and waiting for a director to take charge.

He explained to ShockTillYouDrop:

“I’ve written the script for it. I’ve given it to Paramount and it’s up to them now. But I don’t know what’s going to happen. Jeremy [Renner] is so busy these days, I don’t know how they’re going to juggle all of that, but it’s up to [Paramount]. We’ll see. Hopefully, I’ll get to do another film first. They really liked the script I gave them. The first film was a learning curve for me working in the studio system and the script I wrote for the original was so different. We ended up taking a lot out and altering stuff that first time. I’m smarter now. I tried taking what I learned and still delivered a sequel script that’s an R-rated action film.”

The original film grossed $170.6 million worldwide, so there is no excuse to not have a sequel. I guess the main issue is getting Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton back?

About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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