added: Fri, Jan 4th '13
In this brand-new, red-band trailer for "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," Jeremy Renner offers some sage advice for anyone looking to get in the killing-witches game: Don't eat the f-ing candy. And he should know, right? Renner, after all, plays Hansel, the foul-mouthed witch slayer that joins his crossbow-wielding sister Gretel (played by Gemma Arterton) on a hired job to save a small village that has recently been bombarded with a string of savage witch attacks. But little do they know the mission will eventually lead them to clues about their childhood, which could unlock the mystery surrounding their missing parents.
Though this new restricted preview is not as gory as, say, Evil Dead's recently-released trailer, it does a fine job getting its point across that the R-rated movie is not the typical children fairy tale -- unless, of course, your parents were reading from a different book than ours. The 3D film, which also stars Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare, will open on January 25th.
Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) 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. Now, 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.
directed by Tommy Wirkola
starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Ingrid Bolso Berdal
release date January 25, 2013