Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters has landed another nasty red band trailer. Judging from the clip below, it would appear blood and gore are the true stars of the upcoming feature.
The folks at Paramount Pictures and MGM put together a similar trailer last October, one that was essentially loaded from top to bottom with all sorts of cinematic nastiness. Although the new trailer is slightly less violent, it still suggests the studio is hoping gorehounds and horror fanatics will pay good money to see the flick on the big screen.
The film has been described as follows:
“After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches … their past.”
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is being produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, which was started by comedian and actor Will Ferrell. Co-founder and Anchorman director Adam McKay was such a huge fan of Tommy Wirkola’s zombie effort Dead Snow that his company decided to produce the director’s first American movie.
Although buzz on the film was initially pretty strong, Paramount Pictures ultimately decided to bump Hansel and Gretel to the beginning of January. Given the box office power of Jeremy Renner as of late, it’s kind of surprising the studio would dump the feature in the first part of 2013.
In addition to the Avengers co-star, Witch Hunters also features the talents of Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, and the always enjoyable Zoe Bell.
You can find the latest trailer for the film below. Keep in mind that the clip does contain strong language, violence, and suggestive material.
Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters arrives in theaters on January 25.