Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Mark their Grand Entry in India
Everyone likes to find out what happens after the ‘Happily Ever After’ in fairy tales, right? That’s where modern day spin offs on age old fables play their part. Classic tale Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is all set to hit the silver screens in India next month, on 1st February, 2013. The film revolves around the lives of siblings Hansel & Gretel, who have grown up to become bounty hunters, & kill witches across the world.
The trailer of the film launches in India today, at 2:22pm IST. The time chosen for the launch is quite unusual, and has created quite a stir amongst the audiences. This film is long awaited by audiences all across, as the character personalities of both Hansel & Gretel are quite attention-grabbing. Even in India, a combination of the fantasy, action & adventure genre is highly welcomed by an increasing number of movie lovers.
As the release date comes closer, the buzz for the film has been escalating. With the trailer being launched at such a bizarre hour, the audiences are curious to find out what else is in store for them over the next few days! Every fairy tale ends with one key takeaway message: the good always prevails over the evil. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters manages to incorporate the same back story to the film, and give this classic tale an interesting twist!
Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton), fifteen years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy because for an unknown reason, harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.
The Mayor of Augsburg, Germany recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress Muriel (Famke Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches’ gathering during the upcoming ‘Blood Moon’ night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.
Release Date – 1st February, 2013
Director – Tommy Wirkola
Cast- Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare