Paramount Pictures has released two new TV spots for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The story picks up 15 years after the gingerbread house incident where the siblings managed to escape from the witch. The movie has an international release date for the 25th January 2013; no word on the South African release. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Catching up with Hansel and Gretel, fifteen years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown 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 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 who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.”
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Writers: Tommy Wirkola, Dante Harper
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen