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Trailer and poster for Hansel and Gretel with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton arrives

09.04.2012

The first trailer for the long-delayed HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS has arrived, featuring an updated take on the gothic tale.  Starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular characters, the films sees the fabled characters all grown up and out for witch blood in a quest to make a few bucks, while dishing out some hearty revenge.  It looks like great, cheesy fun and if the rumors of an R-rated gorefest are true, then it very well may be.  However, we all saw what happened the last time this genre took a jaunt into that territory (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER anyone?), so one can never be sure.

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Here's the synopsis:

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.

HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS opens on January 11, 2013.

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