Fifteen years later, Hansel and Gretel are still suffering from the traumatic effects of a horrific ordeal they experienced when they were children when a wicked witch tried to make a meal of them after tempting them with her house in the forest made of gingerbread. After successfully slaying the evil creature, they became witch hunters; bounty hunters of the fairy tale world, constructing various brutal ways of trapping and exterminating the monsters that threatened villages around the world with the added benefit that malevolent curses and spells had little effect on them. One day, the Mayor of Augsburg, recognising their widespread notoriety and expertise, enlists the brother and sister duo to end the torment that is infecting one town and its surrounding forests at the hands of the sorceress Muriel who is kidnapping children with the intention of sacrificing them for the forthcoming Blood Moon. It seems Hansel and Gretel have finally met their match and, if that wasn't bad enough, the ruthless Sheriff Berringer has decided that he will embark on his own kind of witch hunt, endangering half the women in the town.
This darkly comical fantasy horror is the grim sequel to the 19th Century German story of 'Hansel and Gretel' by the Brothers Grimm directed by Tommy Wirkola ('Dead Snow', 'Kill Buljo: The Movie') who co-wrote the screenplay with Dante Harper in his screenwriting debut. 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' is set for release in the UK from March 15th 2013.
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Thomas Mann, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears, Monique Ganderton and Zoe Bell.
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
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