This is going to be one of those films that either finds it’s very specific audience, or will go down as the less remembered cinematic soul mate of The Brothers Grimm, either way this film has an up hill battle to wage this January.
A new international trailer as hit, and unfortunately it still looks like a head scratching decision for just about everyone involved. For those who have remained blissfully unaware of this impending film, here is its unflinchingly lengthy synopsis:
Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.
The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches’ gathering during the upcoming ‘Blood Moon’ night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.
You can see the new trailer after the jump.
So many good actors, so few good-looking scenes.