“Long live the new flesh.”

New Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters Red Band Trailer

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hansel_and_gretel_witch_huntersI am still not sure what to make of the new film starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as Hansel & Gretel. Memories of Van Helsing and The Brother Grimm give me a bad feeling about this one. Hopefully it will be a bit of fun, but I have yet to be convinced.

Collider had this new trailer for the film directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow). It also stars Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann and Zoe Bell.

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.

The film is due out on 25th January 2013.