The first images of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the grown up Hansel & Gretel are out. Clearly, their past run-in with the cannibalistic witch damaged these storybook siblings a bit, because the adult versions look ready to kill.
Accidental Sexiness has a crop of pictures from the set of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters with the reimagined Hansel and Gretel.
Here's the official synopsis:
Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches.
As ridiculous as the premise of this film is, we gotta root for a film that dares to spend Hollywood money turning these kids:
Into leather-wrapped witch-slayers. Plus, we love everyone attached to the picture! Tommy Wirkola (director of io9 beloved Nazi zombie film Dead Snow) is the director, Renner is playing the (no longer cherub-faced) Hansel, and we've been waiting for a new Arterton picture since Clash kept her wrapped up in robes most of the picture (for shame!). Dare we hope that this film be entertaining — or even good? Fingers crossed they find a way to get Renner in pair of lederhosen.
The film is scheduled to be released in March of 2012.