Monday, May 14, 2012
Upcoming Film: Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters
It came across my knowledge as I was "stalking" Jeremy Renner's IMDB profile that he will be staring in the new upcoming Horror-Action-Comedy Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters. Jeremy will be playing Hansel and Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia) will be playing Gretel. The story line for the movie is, 15 years later after their traumatizing gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel become a menacing team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
If you thought this was going to be another version of the children's story then think again! This movie is going back to the original roots, to where it all began. The Brother's Grimm. Before fairy tales became sugar coated, bubblegum Disney flicks, fairy tales had a much darker outlook on life. The Brother's Grimm shows the horrors of fairy tales rather then Disney showing the happiness side of it.
You take two children who almost got eaten by a witch then ends up killing her out of self defense, you can't be surprised that they grow up to be blood thirsty, revenge seeking adults. The three reasons why I am super excited for this movies goes as follows.
1.) Jeremy Renner stars as Hansel:
It's been said countless times, I LOVE Jeremy Renner. I love him as an actor, I love him as a person. He has so much talent in this business that it's nice to see him FINALLY getting the screen time he deserves. I've became a huge fan of Renner after seeing his performance as Jeffery Dahmer in the 2002 Dahmer. That performance is my favorite performance in the history of movies.
2.) The Movie Takes On The Brother's Grimm Version:
I've always loved horrors movies, I've always loved the darker side of life. Knowing that this movie is taking on the style of The Brother's Grimm makes me so happy you would think I was in the Coca Cola Factory in Las Vegas. The Disney's fairy tales weren't bad, it's just I much rather see The Brother's Grimm version then Disney's version. Lets face it, The Brother's Grimm is a trip!
What's sad about horror movies nowadays is that there is no originality, just the same old concept. Instead of trying to come up with a new concept that no one has ever thought of. People would rather do a remake to a cult classic that ends up bombing and murdering the original. Or they make a sequel to a franchise that already has five sequels out. Because of that, I am super duper excited for this movie. It's not a remake, it's not a sequel. Yes, it's about the children's fairy tale but it's also not the same version. I don't recall seeing a movie about Hansel & Gretel so I think this may be the first one, don't quote me on that though. I am digging the story line of the movie. Hansel & Gretel all grown up, 15 years later after their incident. They're back and they're PISSED! I know this movie is going to be very rad and I can't wait to see it. Midnight showing baby!
The movie is set for a release date in March of 2013. The first trailer of the movie will come out sometime this week or next. Make sure you come back to check out the trailer to see if this is your type of movie.