Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Duchovny Reveals More X-Files Revival Details
Looks like Walter Skinner and CSM are headed back to screens
Anna Kendrick Set For Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
She'll join the new Zac Efron comedy
Johnny Galecki Heads For Rings
Set for the new horror
Aaron Berg Drafted In To Re-Write G.I. Joe 3
From Section 6 to the special forces
Luke Grimes Cast In The Magnificent Seven
He'll appear alongside Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and co. in the remake
New Straight Outta Compton Trailer Lands
It's a Dre Day (and everybody's got a poster too)
New Last Knights Trailer Stars Clive Owen And Morgan Freeman
'Only time will tell how we are remembered'
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje And More Join Suicide Squad
Scott Eastwood and Karen Fukuhara aboard David Ayer's film
Zach Galifianakis Assembles Masterminds For Trailer
Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis smarten up
Marvel's Luke Cage Hits Netflix In 2016
And Cheo Hodari Coker will run the show
Jack Black's D-Train Trailer Rides Online
Black and James Marsden take the friendship test
Robert Z'Dar 1950-2015
Maniac Cop actor dies, aged 64
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 March 2015
Full Trailer For Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Arrives
Desperate times. Desperate measures...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Ant-Man
17 July 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Get Hard (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Kill The Messenger (2015)
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jeremy Renner Might Be Hansel
He’s ready to go witch hunting…

09 September 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Twitch

submit to reddit

Since the project was first announced early last year, things have been decidedly quiet on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the horror comedy being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. But now it sounds like the movie is getting close to its leads, with Jeremy Renner and original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace reportedly on for the job.

Renner, talking to Norwegian site Dagsavisen (via Twitch, because we can’t read Norwegian) at the Venice Film Festival, apparently dropped the news that he and Rapace are in talks to star as the titular pair.

Tommy Wirkola, the man who brought the world madcap Nazi zombie film Dead Snow, is in the director’s chair for the tale of Hansel and his sister in what is being lined up as an action-packed sequel to the original Grimm’s fairy tale about two children lured into a witch’s house with the promise of sweet treats. They manage to escape after shoving the duplicitous old crone in an oven and now, 15 years later, the grown-up siblings are full time witch hunters.

Wirkola has been hard at work on the script, has now nabbed both Renner (recently cast in the next Mission Impossible film) and Rapace, who has been meeting with every director and talent scout in Hollywood after making an impact as Lisbeth Salander in the three Swedish adaptations of Stieg Larson's books.

Until there’s an actual announcement (though given that Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez productions is behind it, we doubt any press releases will be 100% serious), we’ll mark this one down as a rumour. But we’re more than ready to see it happen.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Zombieland 2 Hints From Ruben Fleischer
There may be a wait...
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: That Hansel...
I second Will Ferrell as the Witch, that would be so cool!! More

Posted by leetee80 at 13:10 on 09 September 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)