I couldn’t be more excited to hear that Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is getting a sequel. The movie has grossed more than $150million worldwide, and Paramount has officially greenlit a second movie! Tommy Wirkola wrote and directed the original, but it’s not known if he’ll return. It’s also not known about stars: Gemma Arterton and Jeremey Renner.
Right now, the film is just “in development”, but since I was a big fan of the first one, I really hope they do justice with the sequel. Now, they could just go and do the Direct-to-Video route, make the movie for a fraction of the budget, and probably reap in another hefty paycheck based off the name alone. Only time will tell.
We’ll keep you posted as more news comes in on the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel here at DFAT!