Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Maze Runner Trailer Arrives
Dylan O'Brien & Will Poulter are a-mazed
New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé
With Jessica Chastain in the really Wilde show
Exclusive: Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who
Plus Empire debuts new Time Lord photoshoot
Headhunters' Morten Tyldum On For Chain Of Events
'World War Z meets The Da Vinci Code'
Paul Greengrass Introduces Agent Storm
Al-Qaeda thriller for Captain Phillips team
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 July 2014
Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Plan Manimal
Digging up the defunct '80s series for Sony Pictures Animation
More Movie News

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

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

First Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Pic
Arterton & Renner go into the woods

04 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

submit to reddit

Just what sort of adults would Hansel & Gretel grow up to be like given their traumatic encounter at a witch’s gingerbread house? If Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is to be believed, the answer is fairly screwed up, but also badass… And now the first image from the film has been released, and can be viewed below.

Witch Hunters stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular pair in a story that takes the traditional German folktale as its starting point and kicks into high gear with the sibling pair going on to become agents of vengeance against witches and other nasty creatures that like to prey on kids.

Directed by Dead Snow’s Tommy Wirkola and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, it’s set to be a darkly funny, action-stacked look at the two characters.

“They had to murder somebody when they are kids! So it’s all about being tough,” Arterton tells Entertainment Weekly. “Jeremy and I found within the script moments where we showed the vulnerable side of them. Often in action movies, people are scared to put that in. I think it was important. Just a couple moments, tender moments, when the guard drops, then you understand.”

For more, head on over to EW’s piece on the movie. The trailer is scheduled to land on Thursday, and the film itself will be out on March 2.


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

Orphan Writer Targets Last Man Standing
Heavy Metal comic heads screenwards
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Van Helsing's Kids
Underworld, also a good call. And a quasi-comedy, from the director of Dead Snow? WEIRD! More

Posted by CaveDude21 at 20:01 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

Van Helsing's Kids
Oh Lord, this looks like a Van Helsing redux with all his fancy (aka: dumb) weapons - and that ain't good. I love the premise, let's hope it works. More

Posted by CaveDude21 at 19:54 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

rubbish
full of shite cgi...check,a rock soundtrack..check,mtv editing...check,babe in skin tight outfit...check...sound familiar...check! underworld/van helsing schtick? check..will i be watching?...err.....no.. More

Posted by darktrain at 19:46 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

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 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! 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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)