Hawkeye and Gretel

The movie’s working title says it all: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola, who directed the Nazi zombie tale Dead Snow, is bringing us Hansel and Gretel on film, 15 years after the gingerbread house “incident” and now hunting down witches. I mean, considering their past history, that kind of makes sense as a career choice.

Jeremy Renner, who did an amazing job in the Hurt Locker, and who is going to be the Avenger Hawkeye in the Joss Whedon directed motion picture, will be Hansel. Noomi Rapace, who starred in the Swedish adaptation of the Swedish thriller the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is going to be Gretel.

It sounds pretty good, and that’s a pretty fine headline cast, so this might be fun. Interest-o-metre at moderate, so we’re talking DVD rental.

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