Hey do you like Hawkeye from The Avengers? What happens if you give him a sister and a retracting shotgun? And who likes Van Helsing-looking witches?!?!
(sense the sarcasm)
Here’s the first trailer for the oft-delayed Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton…
I’m torn on this. It looks campy and fun one second and looks unbelievably bad the next. We’ve sauntered in this direction recently (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and it was met with average ratings and a low box office take. So… we’ll see.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) are grown up – 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey.
Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them. The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Famke Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches’ gathering during the upcoming ‘Blood Moon’ night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.
And the poster…