Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' trailer

We have to wait until Jan. 25 to see what looks to be a seriously kick-ass movie from Paramount Studios, but you can catch a red band sneak peek here.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters  is directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) and stars Jeremy Renner as Hansel, and Gemma Arterton as his sister, Gretel. It also features Famke Janssen (Lord of Illusions, X-Men) as "Muriel," an evil sorceress who is gathering the village children for a very important sacrifice. Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees from the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th, and Paranormal Paparazzi interviewee) is also featured in the cast and will no doubt contribute to some of the action-packed scenes.

The official synopsis: 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.

The trailer depicts tons of action, violence and a sexy look that will look even more fantastic in 3D and IMAX 3D. Will you be heading to theaters to check it out? What other classic fairy tales would you like to see amped-up on the screen? So many are being re-made into fantasy action flicks (Red Riding Hood, Snow White...) that it’s only a matter of time that Goldilocks gets her turn!

Of course, if you are suspicious of the new flick - and perhaps detect a whiff of cheese - it is likely worth noting that the film is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Seriously.

-Larissa Mrykalo