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.
Harper’s last genre film was Black Hole, which David Fincher has been developing (also at Paramount). But as for H&G: Witch Hunters, “[Wirkola] pitched and plotted out the story line, which picks up the fairy-tale siblings 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread house incident, which provoked them to become witch bounty hunters.
Sanchez execs Kevin Messick, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy are producing the horror-action comedy, which is pitched as having a gory-but-funny ‘Shaun of the Dead’ vibe.”
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