Hansel and Gretel Get Medieval in First Trailer
09.04.12 by REELZ
This is not the Hansel and Gretel you read about as a kid
What's it about?: Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) takes place years after the siblings from the popular Brother's Grimm fairytale killed the witch with the gingerbread house. They are now professional witch hunters.
Bows are still in: Starting with this year's The Hunger Games, bows have been the go-to weapon for big-screen heroes and our title characters keep the trend going. Jeremy Renner should be comfortable around with a bow. He played the bow-toting Nighthawk in The Avengers. Be sure to check out Arterton's automatic crossbow in the trailer.
Verdict: While the idea of Hansel and Gretel as witch-killing assassins sounds great on paper, so did a vampire-killing Abe Lincoln. This version of Hansel and Gretel looks more like Van Helsing 2.0 (and that's not really a compliment).