With Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters hitting Blu-ray and DVD in just a couple of days, producer Adam McKay had some pretty surprising words about the the film’s sequel. Read on for details.
Speaking to Movieweb, McKay dropped the following on fans…
“[Director Tommy Wirkola] is really going to get to roam free on this. I’ve already started to hear some of the ideas he is working on, and it’s pretty insane. This could be one of those instances where the sequel does go further than the first one.”
As for whether or not the second part will be another rated R affair…
” I think [Paramount is] worried that they left some money on the table with that one,” McKay says of the decision to make the first film R-rated. “There is some discussion about how we’re gong to handle that with the second one. We were a little surprised too. I have to be honest about that. It kept going deeper into it, and I kept expecting that moment to come… But to Adam Goodman’s credit over here at Paramount, he never reversed on it. He promised that it could be R, and he stuck with that all the way to the end. Even at the point where there might have been some discussion about, “We should switch it!” Because of that, that is only why Tommy Wirkola is coming back for a second one. Only because the executive stood by the creative in that case.”
Stay tuned for more as it comes.
Home Video Release Info
Boasting a worldwide box office of over $211 million, Tommy Wirkola’s fantasy adventure Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to hit Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand June 11th from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film also became available early for Digital Download on May 21st.
The film stars Jeremy Renner (Marvel’s The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Thomas Mann (Beautiful Creatures) and Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski). Written and directed by Wirkola (Dead Snow), the film tells the story of the brother and sister team seeking to avenge their parents’ deaths. But after a lifetime of hunting witches, Hansel and Gretel now must face an evil greater than anything they’ve seen: a terrifying new threat so massive, it could destroy the world as we know it.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be available in both its original theatrical version and an unrated version with never-before-seen footage in a Blu-ray/DVD combo or a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, both with UltraViolet. The combo packs boast revealing special features that take audiences behind the scenes for a look at the reinvention of the story, an in-depth examination of the gruesome witches and an up close and personal visit with the extraordinary troll, Edward. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD that includes the theatrical version of the film.
The Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray 3D includes the theatrical version of the film.
Special Features Blu-ray
Special Features DVD
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