Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - Poster: Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - Poster: Gretel (Gemma Arterton) and Hansel (Jeremy Renner) ©2013 Paramount Pictures

In Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters we have Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) seeking to exterminate witches with their own style of gratuitous violence.

Jeremy Renner is best known for Hawkeye in The Avengers and Gemma Arterton for her role as Princess Tamina in Prince of Persia.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – Trailer

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – Official Information

A legendary fairy tale transforms – taking a dark, twisting turn down a new path into fun, fast-paced action and sly, sinister modern thrills – in the rollicking action-horror adventure Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

The story picks up 15 years after siblings Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) hatched their escape from a child-snatching witch, who changed their lives forever… and gave them a taste for blood.

Now they have come of age as fierce, formidably skilled bounty hunters 100% dedicated to tracking and terminating witches in every dark forest – hell-bent on retribution.

But as the notorious Blood Moon approaches and a familiar wooded town faces a nightmare for its innocent children, Hansel & Gretel encounter an evil beyond any witch they’ve ever hunted – an evil that could hold the secret to their frightening past.

Paramount Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures present a Gary Sanchez production starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The film is written and directed by Tommy Wirkola.

The producers are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick and Beau Flynn; and the executive producers are Denis L Stewart, Chris Henchy and Tripp Vinson.

Bringing the visually mesmerizing world of Hansel and Gretel to life is a behind-the-scenes team that includes director of photography Michael Bonvillain (Cloverfield), production designer Stephen Scott (Hellboy, Hellboy 2), editor Jim Page (Disturbia), costume designer Marlene Stewart (Real Steel, Tropic Thunder), Music by Atli Örvasson, Executive Music Producer Hans Zimmer and visual effects supervisor Jon Farhat (Book of Eli, Wanted).

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – Image gallery

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada January 25, 2013
New Zealand January 31, 2013
Australia February 7, 2013
UK February 22, 2013