Hansel and Gretel 2

Notice to witches: you’re still not safe. There was talk of a sequel for the January 2013 release Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters even before the film hit theaters, but more than two years later there has been relatively little movement. Until now.

Hansel and Gretel 2 is still happening, likely because the international box office for the first film was enough to offset the relatively lackluster domestic performance. Paramount has just hired commercials director and photographer Bruno Aveillan to direct. Read More »

Now that the story of Snow White has been picked clean by three different movie projects, Hollywood’s got its sights on another fairy tale: Cinderella. Last year, Disney bought a pitch for a live-action retelling, to be directed by Mark Romanek from a script by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada).

Now we’re getting news about a competing project from Universal, one of the players in the great Snow White movie race of 2011. Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) has been tapped to write a screenplay based on the classic story, with Bruno Aveillan set to helm. Read more after the jump.

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