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First Look: Renner and Arterton Are 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'

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December 2, 2011

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Keep an eye out next Thursday for the first trailer for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, but in the meantime, our first look at the Paramount Pictures film starring Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia) as the titular siblings and they look pretty bad-ass. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, the film sees Hansel and Gretel grown up as full-time killers whose targets are witches like the one who terrorized them at a young age. And with producers like Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, this should be quite a story to behold early next year. See the photo below!

Here's Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters from EW:

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - First Look

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) who also wrote the script with freshman screenwriter Dante Harper. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the sibling duo who have grown up to become notorious killers of witches like the one who terrorized them as children. Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare and Zoe Bell also star in the film being produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell through their Gary Zanchez banner. Paramount will release the film into theaters on March 2nd, 2012.

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments

1

Gemma Arterton is so gorgeous and sexy. She's a very talented actress. It'll be an incredible performance, just wonderful.

Goldman on Dec 2, 2011

2

Dead Snow was incredibly enjoyable. I hope this is as well. But with McKay and Ferrell producing, is this supposed to mix comedy in? I hope not, I would rather this be a serious badassfest!

grimjob on Dec 2, 2011

3

I think there's supposed to be some dark comedy, but nothing like what we're used to seeing from Ferrell and McKay. They just liked the script so much and they wanted to make sure it actually got made.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 2, 2011

4

Alright, I can dig that. God knows I love dark comedy.

grimjob on Dec 2, 2011

5

Norwegian director. I'm in.

M.K. Nielsen on Dec 2, 2011

6

Nice.

Xerxexx on Dec 2, 2011

7

Agreed.

Anonymous on Dec 2, 2011

8

Completely on board with this.

Anika on Dec 2, 2011

9

wat the hell is this? a van helsing looking movie??

Davidbryan949 on Dec 2, 2011

10

a serious movie with character named hansel and gretel? im german and nobody is named hansel here so it should mix fun, every other attempt would seem awful

Dennis Eikenkoetter on Dec 3, 2011

11

LOL............Oh gee a screen version of GRIMM or Once Upon A Time What is this la la land obsession for fairy tales??

Rosalee on Dec 3, 2011

12

What do you expect from a culture who enjoy watching fantasy-horror, ghost hunters and zombie flicks?

Robert Wilson on Dec 4, 2011

13

No offense but it looks like something that's going to be canceled either before the season 1 finale or the season 1 finale will become the series finale.

Robert Wilson on Dec 4, 2011

14

It's not a tv show, you do know that right?

The_Kid89 on Dec 4, 2011

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