Looks Like 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Will Be R-Rated After All
by Ethan Anderton
August 9, 2012
Put away your pitchforks, everybody. Okay, nobody was probably all that up in arms about the news that Paramount Pictures was apparently testing both R-rated and PG-13 versions of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters on audiences to see which played better. But either way, Collider now has word that Paramount is apparently planning on releasing an R-rated film no matter what. The issues with the different cuts in the screenings may just have been to see whether audiences preferred more blood and gore, or if the movie worked just as well without it. So it sounds like we'll be getting a violent, fun fantasy action flick. Read on!
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 January 11th next year.
Is it just me or does it sound like this film is taking itself too seriously? It is called "Hansel & Gretel"... Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter seemed to fail for the same reason. We all know the idea is ridiculous, nothing wrong with that, but don't be afraid to poke a little fun and not take yourself too seriously...
hawk99 on Aug 9, 2012
well if you saw dead snow you might think this will have at least some tongue in cheek moments....though dead snow was pretty horrible.
jonny on Aug 11, 2012
Is Renner doing an accent, Govna!?
Xerxexx on Aug 9, 2012
Nein! Hansel and Gretal are Deustche.
DAVIDPD on Aug 9, 2012
this is not going to be good.
visereth on Aug 9, 2012
I love me some Gemma Arterton and BLOOOOOD!
Davide Coppola on Aug 10, 2012
As long as it's not that crappy CG blood and gore we see too much of these days.
rennmaxbeta on Aug 10, 2012
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