Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton have started work on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow). The first spy pics are already out, and the show the two actors suited up to kill some witches. Bigger images are below.
The film is shooting in Germany, and Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal are also in the cast. We don’t know too much about the story, other than that it picks up with the lives of Hansel and Gretel fifteen years after their childhood encounter with a witch. They’ve grown up to have a serious grudge against other witches, and are working as bounty hunters who take out spellcasting crazies.
We can’t tell too much from these photos — there’s a lot of leather, and, in general, the costumes look about as you’d expect for this sort of thing. But what is Hansel wearing on his wrist, there? Is that some witch-finding compass, or is he just fashionably ready to tell the time?
D.W. Harper wrote the script. The 3D film is set for release on March 2, 2012.