Well, it may be nearly a year late, but “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” will be hitting theaters this coming January, and now there is a trailer, letting us all know what kind of witch slaying is in store for us.
The revisionist fairytale stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular brother-sister duo. As Renner’s narration explains, after their first famous run-in with a witch, Hansel and Gretel couldn’t kick the habit and went into the hunting business.
Check out the first trailer after the jump!
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.
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