Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
MGM is starting to shed its recent skin of problems, and as a result some long gestating projects are finally starting to move.
Some quick news regarding the releases of two flicks that will (or, in one case, will not) be swimming our way shortly. Get out your calendars, kids! It's time to make a few changes!
When news of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters first broke, two things came immediately to mind ... this is either gonna be ludicrous in the most horrendous of ways or it's just crazy enough to work. Some more star power has jumped on board, and depending on her role, it could easily sway our opinion for the better!
And so it comes to pass. The leads have been cast in Tommy (Dead Snow) Wirkola's upcoming feature Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and the pairing is definitely a good one!
Some possible and insanely interesting casting news has come out of the Venice International Film Festival, where it sounds like Paramount is pulling out some big guns to star in Tommy Wirkola's Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Around a week ago a document began floating around believed to have come from Paramount (which is yet to be confirmed) that offers a couple of quick updates regarding the status of two of the studio's projects, World War Z and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Adam McKay, who's best known for directing and co-writing comedies such as Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, has turned his eye toward our genre and will be one of the producers on Tommy Wirkola's Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. In a recent interview he touched upon possible casting choices for the new film that might not sit so well with some fans.
It's been about six months since we first heard about Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the brainchild of Dead Snow co-writer/director Tommy Wirkola under the auspices of Gary Sanchez Productions and Paramount. Now finally the project has a writer to take Wirkola's idea and smooth it out a bit: Dante Harper.
Tommy Wirkola is done with Nazi-zombies. At least for the time being. Even though his last movie, Dead Snow (review), was a hit with most fans, the young filmmaker has decided to go for a less absurd subject for his next film - Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters!