Deadline reports director Bruno Aveillan will make his feature film debut directing the Paramount Pictures’ Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2. Yeah they are doing the remake of that. Like watching the first one wasn’t enough.
“I can only say there’s voodoo involved,” Wirkola recently teased of the sequel in an interview with CraveOnline.
The original Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters also stars Gemma Arterton and Famke Jansen and takes place 15 years after the mythic Hansel and Gretel incident at a witch’s gingerbread house. Arterton, who will also return for the sequel, plays the titular Gretel. She and Renner’s Hansel are now specialized bounty hunters looking to put down the cackling black-hat set.
The first film grossed $55 million domestically and over $170 million internationally. Shocking!
Several examples of Aveillan’s previous projects are available online at his Vimeo page. In the player below, you can check out a short commercial he directed for Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts, which takes place in a snowy wood environment not entirely dissimilar from what audiences saw in Wirkola’s original Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 does not yet have a release date, but stay tuned there will more news surfacing soon.