What Hansel And Gretel Did Next, Courtesy Of Dead Snow's Director

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It's high concept movie-making the way we've always wanted it, as Will Ferrell teams up with the director of Dead Snow for a new movie that tells the next chapter of Hansel and Gretel.


The new movie, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be written and directed by Snow's Tommy Wirkola, and produced by Ferrell and partner Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. Picking up on the non-eaten twins fifteen years after their more famous story ends, the movie will mix the traditional with the... slightly more unexpected, explains McKay:

The idea is, they've grown up and they hunt witches... It's a hybrid sort of old-timey feeling, yet there's pump-action shotguns. Modern technology but in an old style. We heard it and we were just like, 'That's a freakin' franchise! You could make three of those!'


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wirkola is currently working on the movie's outline. We can't wait.

Tommy Wirkola reworking 'Hansel' tale [Hollywood Reporter]

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Chip Overclock®

Witch hunting with pump action shotguns? This works for me. I've always thought of my Desert Eagle .44 Magnum automatic as my "werewolf gun"; my two 12ga pumps as "zombie guns".

Too bad silver isn't practical as a bullet material, or so I'm told. I'm thinking silver poured into the cavity of a Hydrashok hollowpoint. Or maybe a small short wooden dowel tapped in. Use the convention bullet as a delivery mechanism.