If there’s one thing I love, it’s boobs. Thought you all should know that. My other love, completely unrelatable to boobs, is fairy tales. Before there was science fiction, fables offered young minds fantastic pieces of fiction with morsels of morality. Consider me appreciative. What I like even more is when classic tales of Grimm and Aesop get re-imagined in some ridiculous modern way. Which is why I’m kinda diggin’ Paramount Pictures, MGM joint Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen it’s a reimagining of the dark classic story, and it explores what happened to Hansel and Gretel 15 years after the gingerbread house incident. They have become bounty hunters that specialize in tracking down and killing witches! Shit, consider me sold!
THR reports that the movie will be shot in 3D, and that they will release the $60 million dollar production on March 2nd 2011.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing the film and they thought the idea was so cool that they helped push it into production. McKay said in a previous interview:
The idea is, they’ve grown up and they hunt witches. It’s a hybrid sort of “old-timey” feeling, yet there’s pump-action shotguns. Modern technology but in an old style. We heard it and we were just like, ‘That’s a freakin’ franchise! You could make three of those!’
Wait. Will Ferrel is attached? Dammit, never mind.. this is gonna suck. I hate that fucker. Yes, he’s made some funny flicks (Anchor Man, Step Brothers and Elf), but compared to all his shitty flicks and annoying child-ish attitude the good does not out way the bad. Then again, from the mind of a child. Hansel and Gretel is right up his alley.