Wirkola to write Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel is a pretty innocent fairytale about little kids who get abducted by a witch who wants to eat them. Doesn’t really have enough meat to inspire a feature film. But this is not that story. Well it started there, but this is years later and Hansel and Gretel have a mission as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

And Dead Snow writer Tommy Wirkola has scripting duties.

Latino Review shares:

“Dead Snow” co-writer/director Tommy Wirkola is helming the project for Gary Sanchez Prods. and Paramount. The Norwegian pitched and plotted out the story line, which picks up the fairy-tale siblings 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread house incident, which provoked them to become witch bounty hunters. Sanchez execs Kevin Messick, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy are producing the horror-action comedy, which is pitched as having a gory-but-funny “Shaun of the Dead” vibe.

Dead Snow was great, Sean of the Dead is awesomely fun. And that Hansel is so hot right now.

I and dying to see how this works out.

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3 thoughts on “Wirkola to write Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

  1. Ugh, I’m pretty sure in the awesome Vertigo Comics series “Fables”, a grown up version of Hansel becomes a witch hunter. I’d much rather see a film version of “Fables” than this. Then if there is a “Fables” film down the line we’ll get treated to people who don’t know better saying “hey, this is just ripping off ‘Hansel an Gretel: Witch Hunters'”. Can’t wait.

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