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There’s Going to Be A ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Sequel

Think the Tommy Wirkola-directed Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was a failure? Think again. The movie has grossed $205.8M worldwide as of this writing. That’s insane. With that news, Deadline is reporting that Paramount is moving on a sequel.

The pic disappointed when it opened here January 25, grossing just $18M. Paramount said the film cost $50M but other estimates put the budget at $83M — but either way it was an underperformer in the U.S. In it, “After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches…their past.

Paramount, MGM and MTV Films were behind the first pic, from Gary Sanchez Productions, whose principals Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick are expected to return as producers for the second go-round as is Beau Flynn. No word if Dead Snow‘s Wirkola returns.



  • Kroork

    I looooved this movie so I am wicked excited for a sequel!!!!!

  • Zombie-Killa

    Eh, I want to get excited, BUT not having Famke Janssen (I’m guessing?) is going to be a real bummer! She was the highlight of H&GWH EASILY! I loved her performance.

    I can do without Renner, but Gemma Aretron NEEDS to come back!!!

  • K-Dogg

    I’m so in, really liked the first one. Arterton ruled in this flick.

  • Aaron Emery

    I didn’t get the chance to see the first one yet, guess it will wait for Blu. Another movie I was shocked to read such great things about.

  • Cichy

    Loved the movie. Arterton was great, cant wait for the sequel

  • Ravinus

    They’re still making money. I’ll have a copy on bluray.

  • frankstark

    i did enjoy the movie, but i really don’t get why they are making a sequel to the movie and not a sequel to dredd

  • djblack1313

    i loved the movie! it was the perfect example of a FUN, pop-corn, check your brain at the door type movie and i love that it wasn’t trying to be anything more than that! i can’t wait for a sequel (although i agree with Zombie-Killa regarding the awesome Famke Janssen. maybe Muriel had a twin sister(?) and that way Famke could return!).

  • ThunderDragoon

    I really loved this movie and I think it ended as if there should be a sequel, so I’m very happy with this news. Hopefully we get to see them use their abilities a bit more in this one.

  • dirtyghettok

    Can’t see anyone not wanting to be in or a part of this sequel. Both times I saw it at the theater people laughing n clapping havin hella fun… Loved it.

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