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Instead of opening March 2nd, 2012 as originally planned, Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” will now be using January 11, 2013 as their new witch hunting season start date instead.
Apparently there are many reasons for the move, including Paramount’s newfound belief that genre movies can work in January, now that their horribly reviewed cheapie film “The Devil Inside” has cleaned up at the box office, to just about everyone’s surprise. The other two reasons are to give star Renner time to introduce himself to audiences in “The Avengers” and “The Bourne Legacy”, both coming out in 2012; plus, there’s that whole 3D thing that the studio wants to promote the crap out of overseas, since you foreign folks still seem to really love paying extra to see things fly at your face.
The film, directed by “Dead Snow’s” Tommy Wirkola, finds Renner and Arterton playing the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel, now all grown up and taken up the profession of witch hunters. I guess that whole Gingerbread house “incident” made them big non-fans of witches. Totally understandable.
Via : THR