Hansel & Gretel Following Breadcrumbs to New 3D Adaptaton

July 19, 2010

Hansel & Gretel

We already know the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel will get a bit of a makeover in dark fantasy with their involvement as psychic exterminators in the adaptation of graphic novel Legends, and the pseudo-sequel Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Now Kalliope Films and The Institute (a brand new company co-founded by Michael Bay) have announced plans to release an action packed 3D version of the story chock full of special effects. The original tale followed the young titular brother/sister as they get lost in the woods only to discover a house made of candy (seen above) inhabited by a child-devouring witch.

In addition to the terrifying witch who scared kids away from candy houses, apparently this will also feature Teutonic beings of German mythology which will be designed by Joseph C. Pepe, the lead character designer from Avatar. Outside of these sparse details, there's not much else to be said about this project, but I picture this being akin to Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland, and while that's not entirely terrible, it's not exactly the most thrilling of prospects. The other projects featuring Hansel and Gretel seem more appealing. If interested, Collider has a very simple promo poster that looks like they took a picture from a stop-motion animated film and slapped some cheap imitation Harry Potter title font on it for shits and giggles. Oh well.

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  • Eli
    Okay. This doesn't sound or look appealing. Bay is involved somehow. That's pretty much it for me. And why praytell do we need another very dark and sisnter retelling of a children's fairytale? FAIL!!!
  • Shyguy
    because they were dark and sinister fairytales to begin with? ;o




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