It's high concept movie-making the way we've always wanted it, as Will Ferrell teams up with the director of Dead Snow for a new movie that tells the next chapter of Hansel and Gretel.
The new movie, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be written and directed by Snow's Tommy Wirkola, and produced by Ferrell and partner Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. Picking up on the non-eaten twins fifteen years after their more famous story ends, the movie will mix the traditional with the... slightly more unexpected, explains McKay:
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!'
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wirkola is currently working on the movie's outline. We can't wait.
Tommy Wirkola reworking 'Hansel' tale [Hollywood Reporter]