It's hard to not feel trepidation about HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS. The flick has been pushed back more times than a Weinstein Company production, most recently moving back a few weeks to JANUARY 25th. Not to mention the fact that the first trailer was of mixed quality at best. But here comes a red-band trailer to try and change the troubled movie's fortunes - it offers lots of exploding witches and decapitations, so it's clear the movie will provide buckets of blood and guts. But does it look cool?
There's also a new poster for you to feast your eyes on below the trailer.
Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare, here's how the official plot for the film breaks down:
Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved 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 (Janssen) 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 (Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.