Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

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Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters is a 2013 American-German dark fantasy action comedy film written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a continuation to the German folklore fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel", in which the titular siblings are now grown up... read more
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Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters is a 2013 American-German dark fantasy action comedy film written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a continuation to the German folklore fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel", in which the titular siblings are now grown up and working as a duo of witch exterminators for hire. The film stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, and Derek Mears. Originally scheduled for release in March 2012, Hansel & Gretel was delayed for ten months to accommodate Renner's appearances in The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy and to give Wirkola time to shoot a post-credits scene. It premiered in North America on January 25, 2013, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, as well in D-Box motion theaters and select international 4DX theaters, and was rated R in the United States. The film had its home media release on June 11, including a longer, unrated version on Blu-ray. The film was panned by mainstream critics, particularly for what they saw as its weak script and gratuitous violence. However, many horror genre critics were more positive, viewing the film as unpretentiously entertaining. The film topped the domestic box office on its opening weekend and was a major hit in Brazil, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. Its worldwide theatrical run gross exceeded $226 million for the production cost of $50 million. Due to the commercial success of the film, which was planned as the first part of a series, its sequel is currently in development.

Original Release

01/17/2013

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Cast

Directors

Tommy Wirkola

Writers

Tommy Wirkola, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Cast

Jeremy Renner Hansel
Gemma Arterton Gretel
Famke Janssen Muriel
Peter Stormare Sheriff Berringer
Thomas Mann Ben
Zoe Bell Tall Witch
Pihla Viitala Mina
Derek Mears Edward
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Horned Witch
Joanna Kulig Red Haired Witch
Monique Ganderton Mother
Stephanie Corneliussen Desert Witch
Christian Rubeck Tracker Jonathan
Thomas Scharff Father
Kathrin Kühnel Adrianna
Cedric Eich Young Hansel
Alea Sophia Boudodimos Young Gretel (as Alea-Sophia Boudodimos)
Matthias Ziesing Deputy
Sebastian Hulk Deputy (as Sebastian Huelk)
Vegar Hoel Gamekeeper (as Geir Vegar Hoel)

Producers

Chris Henchy Executive Producer
Denis L. Stewart Executive Producer
Tripp Vinson Executive Producer
Tracy McCreary Executive Producer
Jasmin Torbati Executive Producer
Robyn Wholey Executive Producer
Tommy Wirkola Producer
Kevin Messick Producer
Adam McKay Producer
Will Ferrell Producer
Beau Flynn Producer
Christoph Fisser Producer
Tracy McCreary Producer
Henning Molfenter Producer
Jasmin Torbati Producer
Robyn Wholey Producer
Charlie Woebcken Producer
Chris Henchy Producer
Denis L. Stewart Producer
Tripp Vinson Producer

Editors

Jim Page

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