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First look at Renner and Arterton as gothic Hansel and Gretel

Dec. 2, 2011by: Paul Tassi

As much as I hate reboots and sequels, there's something that bothers me about taking something classic and twisting it into something ridiculous masquerading as a new idea. Sometimes, it pans out a-la-SHERLOCK HOLMES. As for HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS? Ummm, I don't know how I this is going to go.

Above you can see the first official picture of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in costume as the duo. They've survived their childhood trauma and are back to hunt down the sorts of witches that would eat little children. Obviously dressing like Van Helsing is a must.

It's supposed to be a hard-R black comedy with Arterton claiming it's "got a Tarantino feel" to it and Renner claiming that his Hansel is "like Han Solo." OK then, I'll look forward to seeing both of those statements proven true I guess.

Extra Tidbit: Are either of these two...funny?
Source: EW

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1:30AM on 12/05/2011
Watch...Renner's gonna end up winning the Oscar for THIS...instead of the 2 previous noms...lol.
Watch...Renner's gonna end up winning the Oscar for THIS...instead of the 2 previous noms...lol.
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10:55PM on 12/04/2011
Might be renners first major "oops"...
Might be renners first major "oops"...
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1:28AM on 12/05/2011
i just thought same thing...his first blunder, as he's been on a roll.
i just thought same thing...his first blunder, as he's been on a roll.
3:22AM on 12/04/2011

Costume

In the hero's journey the hero always wears Belstaff!
In the hero's journey the hero always wears Belstaff!
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9:43PM on 12/02/2011
Wirkola's "Dead Snow" was astonishing! Arterton had a fun comedy-lite in "Tamara Drewe" where she was amazing. As for Renner, he's got chops enough to pull an Evil Dead-like film. I am so in!
Wirkola's "Dead Snow" was astonishing! Arterton had a fun comedy-lite in "Tamara Drewe" where she was amazing. As for Renner, he's got chops enough to pull an Evil Dead-like film. I am so in!
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6:30PM on 12/02/2011
Look like Firefly lost in the woods. I'm doubtful this will feel very satirical, but I do think Renner might be the closest thing to a young Harrison Ford in terms of charm and wit, that we have right now.
Look like Firefly lost in the woods. I'm doubtful this will feel very satirical, but I do think Renner might be the closest thing to a young Harrison Ford in terms of charm and wit, that we have right now.
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4:36PM on 12/02/2011
"Obviously dressing like Van Helsing is a must."
Ditto for female ass-kicker to wear tight pants! xD
As bryant_blair stated about the generic vibe, I think Renner can pull it off coz he's just fun to watch and knows how to stretch ANY generic role and somehow make it work. Remember SWAT?
"Obviously dressing like Van Helsing is a must."
Ditto for female ass-kicker to wear tight pants! xD
As bryant_blair stated about the generic vibe, I think Renner can pull it off coz he's just fun to watch and knows how to stretch ANY generic role and somehow make it work. Remember SWAT?
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4:05PM on 12/02/2011
I miss The Unusuals because I thought Renner was hilarious in it.
I miss The Unusuals because I thought Renner was hilarious in it.
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3:15PM on 12/02/2011

How did Renner get all these films suddenly?

I think the guy's great and everything, but was it really just Hurt Locker alone that suddenly landed him in every new franchise or spin-off? Possible new major character for Mission Impossible; new Bourne series lead; The Avengers and a possible solo film from that; now this as well?

My only concern for him is what happens with many sudden "hot" actors/actresses - they take on too much at once, get over-exposed, people get a bit tired of them. I feel like he should slow it down a little bit.
I think the guy's great and everything, but was it really just Hurt Locker alone that suddenly landed him in every new franchise or spin-off? Possible new major character for Mission Impossible; new Bourne series lead; The Avengers and a possible solo film from that; now this as well?

My only concern for him is what happens with many sudden "hot" actors/actresses - they take on too much at once, get over-exposed, people get a bit tired of them. I feel like he should slow it down a little bit.
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6:25PM on 12/02/2011
Than man received two Academy Award nominations IN A ROW, and both for action-oriented movies. That's my theory anyway.
Than man received two Academy Award nominations IN A ROW, and both for action-oriented movies. That's my theory anyway.
2:35PM on 12/02/2011

I hope I am wrong

It stinks of generic "new age legend" tale, much akin to Van Helsing and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Like I said, I hope I am wrong.
It stinks of generic "new age legend" tale, much akin to Van Helsing and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Like I said, I hope I am wrong.
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2:34PM on 12/02/2011
Hard R? Nothing makes me harder than R.
Hard R? Nothing makes me harder than R.
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2:21PM on 12/02/2011
GEMMA IS PERFECTION
GEMMA IS PERFECTION
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2:08PM on 12/02/2011
How come I've never heard of this movie before?

Tarantino and Hansel and Gretel. Two things that I thought would never go together.
How come I've never heard of this movie before?

Tarantino and Hansel and Gretel. Two things that I thought would never go together.
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2:16PM on 12/02/2011
That's three things.
That's three things.
2:46PM on 12/02/2011
Good boy. Have a cookie.
Good boy. Have a cookie.
1:57PM on 12/02/2011

wait...

isn't Supernatural supposed to be 2 brothers?
isn't Supernatural supposed to be 2 brothers?
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1:48PM on 12/02/2011
It's Renner so you have to give it a chance. I'm in.
It's Renner so you have to give it a chance. I'm in.
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1:34PM on 12/02/2011

Renner we hardly knew ye

Give a man luck, he must fall in the sea. - Tom Waits
Give a man luck, he must fall in the sea. - Tom Waits
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1:17PM on 12/02/2011
Hard-R black comedy got my attention. I hope it's more akin to Evil Dead then Van Helsing. With all elements considered I'm optimistic.
Hard-R black comedy got my attention. I hope it's more akin to Evil Dead then Van Helsing. With all elements considered I'm optimistic.
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1:06PM on 12/02/2011

that woman is so hot....

and they turn her into a short non-redhead who looks likea teenage boy, that alone w=makes me want to hate it.
and they turn her into a short non-redhead who looks likea teenage boy, that alone w=makes me want to hate it.
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2:10PM on 12/02/2011
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2:21PM on 12/02/2011
She's naturally brunette and umm....how can you change someone's height?!
She's naturally brunette and umm....how can you change someone's height?!
12:48PM on 12/02/2011
Hansel and Gretel in black leather with guns makes me think of the whole "Passion of the Christ 2" bit and I have to role my eyes.
Hansel and Gretel in black leather with guns makes me think of the whole "Passion of the Christ 2" bit and I have to role my eyes.
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12:44PM on 12/02/2011
Intrigued... yes.
Comedy... no.
Gemma... sold!
Intrigued... yes.
Comedy... no.
Gemma... sold!
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12:34PM on 12/02/2011
I dig the picture, they look pretty damn cool. Gemma looks hot as ever. I think the movie sounds really cool, hopefully it'll deliver. The two of them are two of my favorite working actors.
I dig the picture, they look pretty damn cool. Gemma looks hot as ever. I think the movie sounds really cool, hopefully it'll deliver. The two of them are two of my favorite working actors.
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12:26PM on 12/02/2011
You have got to be fucking kidding me!
You have got to be fucking kidding me!
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12:11PM on 12/02/2011
Hard to look at this photo and not be at least intrigued with the concept (maybe it's just me).
But a comedy? I dunno.
Hard to look at this photo and not be at least intrigued with the concept (maybe it's just me).
But a comedy? I dunno.
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