Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Haven’t we all wondered whatever became of the brother-sister team of Hansel and Gretel after they dispensed with that wicked witch who wanted to eat them ala “the gingerbread house incident”? Well Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola has an idea: 15 years after the incident, we catch up with the siblings, who are now witch hunters-for-hire. Or at least, that’s the premise Wirkola pitched (and sold) to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s company.

Says McKay about the horror-comedy:

“The idea is, they’ve grown up and they hunt witches,” McKay said. “It’s a hybrid sort of old-timey feeling, yet there’s pump-action shotguns. Modern technology but in an old style. We heard it and we were just like, ‘That’s a freakin’ franchise! You could make three of those!'”

Okay, I don’t know about making three of these, let’s see how the first one goes first, okay? Calm down there, chief.

Tommy Wirkola, of course, is the director of the Nazi zombie movie “Dead Snow” (read our review of it here). If Wirkola stays true to his horror-comedy roots, expect lots of decapitations and intestine sight gags. Those poor, poor witches.

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