Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel Gets a Writer

As a fan of director Tommy Wirkola’s Nazi zombie opus “Dead Snow,” I’m super jazzed about the filmmaker’s upcoming Stateside project “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” a film that’s being produced for Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer Dante Harper is set to handle scripting duties, which should be a pleasant surprise for fans of Charles Burns’ “Black Hole.” Harper, along with director David Fincher, had a hand in developing the comic book series.

In case you’ve been out of the loop for a while, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” follows the duo into adulthood, where they have become witch-hunting mercenaries. Co-producer Adam McKay, at one point, stated that he wanted to develop three of these, though I suspect his lofty ambitions will be greatly determined by the first’s box office success.

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