I bet you never imagined classic fairy tale characters such as Hansel and Gretel to be leather-clad killers. The first image of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters can be seen in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, the film sees Hansel and Gretel all grown up as full-time killers and looking for some payback time against the witches that terrorized them during their childhood.
Gemma Arterton told EW that the movie “is also very, very dark, and bloodthirsty and there’s a lot of cursing. It’s kind of got a [Quentin] Tarantino feel, really.” She also says that the film will have some comedy and that the brother and sister will have a close relationship, explaining that Gretel “is much more in tune with her spiritual side,” while Hansel “is a typical action hero, cheeky, funny, a womanizer.”
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing so this could be something to keep an eye on when it opens on March 2, 2012. For now, expect a trailer to hit the web next week and check out the pic below: