Catching Up with the HANSEL AND GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS Trailer

Hansel and Gretel logo wide

If you enjoy the kind of movie that is full of extremely attractive people using cool weaponry and saying phrases like “good morning, Sunshine” right before they do so, then this trailer for Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, and hopefully this movie, is for you. It is definitely for me.

Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in The Avengers) as very grown up Hansel looks spectacular, Gemma Arterton (Tamina in Prince of Persia) as very grown up Gretel looks spectacular, and even the witch, in some of her better moments, looks spectacular, because she is played by Famke Janssen (Jean Grey in the X-Men movies).

Hansel and Gretel poster

This is definitely not a retelling of the classic story, but rather what might be considered a sequel, and it employs a fair amount of snarky humor. It is, as you might have guessed, NOT family fare. As we reported to you back in August, the movie is rated R. The trailer we’re showing you today is the for-all-audiences version, rather than the red band (restricted) version, so don’t expect the red band beheadings and bits o’ flying witch here that you will be seeing in the movie.

Ready. Steady. Go:

Trailer: Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters


In the vein of BLADE, VAN HELSING and KILL BILL, HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is an edgy action-packed fantasy adventure starring two-time Academy Award Nominee Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

Everybody knows the story of the young brother and sister who turned the tables on the witch in the candy house, but what you don’t know is what happened afterwards. HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is the story of the grown up Hansel and Gretel, and they have some unresolved issues from childhood. The two are now professional bounty hunters, experts at tracking down and killing witches. Showing no mercy, these two now leave a trail of dead witches instead of bread crumbs in their wake.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is slated to hit theaters on January 25th, 2013.

Erin Willard
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