Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel Gets a Writer

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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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Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)