There’s a new trailer out in the UK for director Colm McCarthy‘s (Pinky Blinders season 2) adaptation of M.R. Carey‘s The Girl With All The Gifts that might help expand the zombie genre. The trailer does exactly what a trailer should do, tell us just enough to get us interested and leave the rest for the theater. If you’re tired of the same old zombie movies that we’ve all gotten a little frustrated with, The Girl With All The Gifts looks like the film that may bring back the zombie love. (more…)
People love them some vampires, as the success of that god-awful Twilight series has been demonstrating for several years now. This summer, another attempt at tapping the bloodsucker-lover market is upon us. It’s a charming little flick called Byzantium and we’ve got the latest international trailer right here for you.
In addition to being created by vamp veteran Neil Jordan (Interview with a Vampire), it features some talent from two of the most painful movies in recent memory (besides Twilight), Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) and Saoirse Ronan (The Host).
Byzantium is the tale of a mother and daughter who just happen to be vampires. They drink blood and fall in love with humans while people try to figure out their secret and then kill them. In other words, a completely new premise and a shockingly original spin on the vampire story.
Check out the trailer below:
If it looks like something you might be able to sit through, then check out Byzantium when it hits theaters on June 28th.
Tommy Wirkola did a great job directing Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.The movie was full of action packed fun and the stars, Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, had great chemistry on screen, but somehow it never captured the American movie going audience’s attention .
Renner’s run with The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy were thought by the producers, to be a draw for the re-imagined fairy tale, but instead, Witch Hunters got panned by critics and grossed at what best could be called modest $205 million dollars in worldwide box office earnings. So what we can only conclude was a drunken sugar binge decision by Paramount and MGM, a Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel is on the way.
The decision for a sequel may be due to the film reaching the $200 million dollar mark, but Deadline has confirmed that a number of the film’s producers expected a much bigger return, producers including Beau Flynn, comedian Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. Currently there’s no plot , no title, and no time-frame for shooting the sequel, and even the return of writer-director Wirkola and stars Jeremy and Gemma are still up in the air. Seeing as the film didn’t do as good as their respective studios thought it would, the idea of doing sequel might be a bit of a turn off for the film’s stars.
Perhaps they can still pull it off when the movie is released and profits from the Blu-ray and DVD sales are added to the mix. Until then it’s best to keep an open mind, but this could easily end up as a straight to DVD feature starring Thomas Mann‘s sidekick character before you know it.
The second Red Band trailer for Tommy Wirkola‘s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has hit the Internet and the movie continues to look like a whole lot of fun. You might not recognize Wirkola at first glance, but he’s was the writer and director of Dead Snow, the Nazi Zombie Ski weekend movie.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters hits theater screens on January 25th, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Thomas Mann. The movie’s story takes place 15 years after the brother and sister survive their first encounter with a witch at the gingerbread house. That event catapults the two to become specialized witch bounty hunters.
The Red Band trailer for Hanzel and Gretelhas hit the Internet and it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star as the title brother and sister that, after escaping the first witch they encountered as children, turn to hunting witches to earn a living. The movie takes place 15 years after that fateful day at the gingerbread house of Grimm’s Fairy Tale.
Yes, it’s silly, but the trailer is packed with dry humor and action. This just might be the modern look at an ancient fairy tale that actually captures the hearts of modern audiences.
The movie lights up movie screens on January 11th, 2013.
Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Will this movie be good fun or just another Van Helsing disaster?
Paramount has seen fit to make an adaptation of the old folk tale Hansel and Gretel, but with an edgier twist. It’s called Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and it stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular characters, though a bit older than most might remember them from childhood stories.
These sorts of movies tend to bounce back and forth between the “R” and the “PG-13” ratings as producers decide whether or not they want to appeal to a wider, younger audience or just stick with some serious blood, guts and violence. Often this struggle ends with the more family-friendly (and thus watered-down) version making the grade, which can spell disaster. Just watch the atrocity that is 2004’s Van Helsing if you don’t believe me.
Reports say that Paramount has decided to take the grittier “R” route, so it looks like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be getting the full treatment. Expect witches to be dying in proper fashion with an appropriate amount of gore. Who knows, there may even be some boobies thrown in as a bonus!
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is currently set to release at the beginning of next year on January 11th.
If the name Jessica Chastain sounds familiar to you, it should. Having starred in last year’s Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter and The Debt, you had to have seen her in a least one movie.
Deadline reports that Chastain, who originally turned down the opportunity to star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3, has since cleared up her schedule, making it possible for her to play a “sexy scientist” who is as intellectual as Tony Stark. What role she’ll actually play in the Shane Black directed feature remains to be seen.
Beating out fellow actresses Diane Kruger, Gemma Arterton and Isla Fisher for the still unnamed role, Jessica is set to star alongside Downey, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, fellow female star Gwyneth Paltrow, and possibly Guy Pearce. Given that she’s playing a fellow scientistwho may have a more superior mind than Pepper Potts, Chastain may become a wedge in the relationship of Tony and Pepper… either that, or she’s going to be the first female to screw Tony while keeping her pants on.
With filming set to begin next month, expect Iron Man 3 in theaters somtime in 2013.
The action-adventure horror filmHansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, which is based on the popular fairy tale, has been delayed for almost a year. Paramount have pushed the film out of its Autumn “to be determined” release slot and all the way back to 2013.
Oh… sad face. Seriously, I was looking forward to this flick, A) I got a man crush on Jeremy Renner, and B) classic fairy tales re-imagined in some ridiculous modern way always put a dumb smile on my face.
H&G: Witch Hunters is a re-imagining of the dark classic story. 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!
Sounds bad-ass, right? Now we got to sit on my hands and wait…a fucking year! Phooey!
On a side note. Anybody watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time? Anyone else clap their hands like a SPED when Emma became sheriff? Just me then? OK….
Over the weekend, two “first look” images popped up online. One for Clash of the Titans 2, the other for Hansel and Gretel. Below you will find both, along with some commentary.
Call me a new age nansy pansy, but I have an ear-to-ear smile when classic fairy tales get re-imagined in some ridiculous modern way. Such as the case with NBC’s Grimm and ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which I am lovin’ the shit out of. What can I say, my cynicism is defenseless against “everything old is new again” type stuff (Remakes and re-imaginings are two very diffrent things), especially any kind of Grimm and Aesop tale. So with that said, I’m kinda diggin’ the Paramount Pictures and MGM joint Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen, H&G: Witch Hunters is a re-imagining of the dark classic story. 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! The photo above gives us a good look at Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton). The movie was directed by Dead Snow’s Tommy Wirkola.
Arterton recently spoke to EW about the tone of the film and revealed that it is a mix of Pulp Fiction and fairly tale. Here are some excerpts from the interview (AFTER THE JUMP):
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.