Wednesday, September 5, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON ACTION ADVENTURE "HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS" WITH GEMMA ARTERTON, JEREMY RENNER, FAMKE JANSSEN! PLUS THE FIRST TRAILER!

Your trailer treat for today is the first trailer for upcoming action adventure HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS. The unfortunate movie was originally supposed to be released into cinemas this summer, but due to the fact that this year we've already had too many fairy tale movies with MIRROR MIRROR and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, the studio has opted to move the film to January 2013, a month usually known as the graveyard of films. When you see the trailer you might even support Paramount's decision: the clip offers something very trashy, cheap looking and unattractive.

HANSEL & GRETEL STORY
Following the latest trend of darkening popular children's fairy tales and putting grim twists into them, HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS takes us to the period fifteen years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident in which they were almost eaten by the evil witch, but they've escaped and now the siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world seeking the revenge for their childhood traumas.
As you can see in the trailer, the lead roles are portrayed by English beauty Gemma Arterton (who looks rather uninspired in this role and who is no stranger to adventurous epics  since you remember her as brave Io from CLASH OF THE TITANS and brave princess Tamina from PRINCE OF PERSIA
SANDS OF TIME, although most people prefer her in THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED and in QUANTUM OF SOLACE) and Jeremy Renner as her brother Hansel. The cast also includes another James Bond girl Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare.
HANSEL & GRETEL TIDBITS
Estimated budget of the HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is about 60 million dollars. It is interesting that the film had problems even before this premiere date thing, since they've
changed lots of actors and actresses in the lead roles before they went to Arterton and Renner. Gretel was first supposed to be played by Diane Kruger and Eva Green. Famke Janssen has once said that she accepted the role as the head witch because she had to pay off her mortgage.

35 comments:

  1. Makes me think of that dreadful Red Riding Hood with Amada Seyfreid. Too bad as it sounds like it would have been an interesting story. I adored Gemma in Clash. Her Io was one of the highlights.

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    1. yep, it brings the horrors from RIDING HOOD :) I don't really know why they decided to do this the first place....
      I think you would've loved Gemma in ALICE CREED most, since it's major girl power flick and it's very weird :)

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  2. Having to pay off her mortgage doesn't exactly speak well of the movie itself. Yes the graphics are over the top, but I just don't need that much graphic violence in my life.

    I sent you an email and it's very important. I need your help.

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    1. it sure doesn't :)
      I've answered just a few minutes ago, Annzie.

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    2. I got it darling and I've sent one back to you. The Hubby is also working on helping rid me of this eejit.

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    3. I will pop over and leave a comment, Anne under troll's comment at your place yesterday. We're reporting him to Blogger now that we know his identity.

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  3. Reminds me of The Brothers Grimm movie too. Very similar.

    For me, the premise has a lot of potential, but the execution, especially with the inclusion of all the guns, seems to be hitting the wrong chord. Might watch it on Netflix some night if I can't sleep. :P

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    1. yep, it looks like many other films :)
      Yep, seems trashy due to style and comedy elements and bad acting.

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  4. I always thought the original fairytales were about as dark as you could get. But I quite like the sound of this :)

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    1. yep, some of them have really morbid elements, like eating children as in this case...

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  5. Now Hansel and Gretel? Maybe fairy tale characters will become the new superheros. More believable than Spiderman I guess.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. quite possible. Wonder who will be the new heroes after this fairy tale craze....

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  6. Interesting. For some reason the movie trailer looks more like it belongs to a tv series. I'll definitely watch the movie though ;)

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    1. LOL, my impression exactly, I thought it was directed by Uve Boll :)

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  7. Hey it's Hawkeye from the Avengers!

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  8. Witches get a bum rap in most fairy stories/movies.

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  9. Renner is a good actor. I'll have to check the flick out. Having said that, Hollyweird is much too tight with their bucks, what with having to steal children's fairy tales.

    I for one (as an avid moviegoer) will certainly be happy when this fad is over and real writers who have scripts of untold stories begin to flourish again.

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    1. yep, can't wait for vampires and fairy tales to disappear from Hollywood.

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  10. looks pretty dumb to be honest, concept seems like a dumb pitch gone way too far. "what if hansel and gretel grew up and hunted witches?!?.."

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    1. 'tis a rather stupid concept, for sure!

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  11. Thanks for this detailed article! It doesn't look too bad, but innocent heroes from fairytales tend to become bad ass killers all the time now in the movie industry... Don't know if it's the right thing to do.

    Have a nice day!

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    1. yep, I'm against it too, fairy tales should remain fairy tales.

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  12. I didn't get the goldwork done on the cloak for your figure in time to post it. I do have some pictures of what I've done and if you want to see them I can email them to you. Unless you want to wait until he's finished.

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    1. would love to wait and see, Annzie, I'm sure it will be your master piece :)

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  13. Jeremy Renner is in a purple patch ATM! Movie looks great!

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    1. he did star in that dreadful superhero flick :)

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  14. Jeremy Renner is one of my favorite actors - he's improving with time with each film he does although he is sticking to one genre....except once I saw him in an episode in House and he rocked in that role!! Will I run out to the movies to see this twisted fairy tale? Not sure. I'm tired of the recycling in Hollywood.

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    1. yep, and it will be in January, Elsie, the time we shall be drunk from champagne and zombified from New Year's Eve parties :)

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    1. there's a film for you to watch next January,Josh!

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  16. I'm glad there holding off till January!

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    1. there's nothing else to watch in the first month of the year

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