‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2’ Moves Forward

Director Tommy Wirkola's action-thriller starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton has made over $200 million worldwide.
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‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2’ Moves Forward

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel moves forward at Paramount and MGM Paramount Pictures and MGM have confirmed that a sequel to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is in the works. The news comes on the same day that director Tommy Wirkola's fairy tale action-thriller crossed the $200 million plateau at the worldwide box office, a milestone which was integral in both studios deciding to make a sequel.

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star as the title characters, 15 years after their nasty experience at the gingerbread house. While the two stars will most likely be back for seconds, their involvement has not been confirmed. It isn't known if writer-director Tommy Wirkola will be back at the helm. While the first movie made just $54 million at the domestic box office since opening in January, it has earned well over $150 million internationally for a current global tally of $205.8 million.

Beau Flynn is expected to return as producer, along with Gary Sanchez Productions principals Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Kevin J. Messick.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was released January 25th, 2013.

Sources:Deadline

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    @undeadslayer4 Yeah, i wish that i got the chance to see it in theaters when it was in theaters. When it comes out to blu-ray on Tuesday June 11th in 2 months, i will finally be able to buy it and finally get to watch it :) .

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    • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

      @themoviefanatic aw thats too bad

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      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

        @undeadslayer4 I just never got the chance to go and see it in theaters. But it will be coming out on Blu-ray on June 11th, and it will be a blind buy for me.

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        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

          @undeadslayer4 I just never got around to going to movie theater to see it when it was playing in theaters.

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          • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

            @Brendon-Truong WTF IS WRONG WITH U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

              @themoviefanatic why didnt u watch in theatres its gonna come out in june

              @skywise if chloe moretz was gretel in the movie that would be awesome

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              • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                i was dissapointed of the beginning of the movie but the rest of it was sick!!!!

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                • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                  I never got around to seeing the first one in theaters. If Gemma Arterton returns for the sequel then i might see the sequel. I've got to watch the first movie on Blu-ray, before going to see a sequel when ever that is that is released to theaters.

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                  • skywise • 2 years ago

                    Having never seen the first one I do not feel that I have much to say about this so I'll just go with something like; Gemma Arterton kicking more ass?? Hell yes@!

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                    • Roberto-Mata • 2 years ago

                      @mr-k Seth Graham-Smith wrote the book and the screenplay for the film, I think the problem of the film was the director, because the cast was very good, as for the serious and dark tone of the book as you say, I would be interested to read it sounds like a lot better than the movie and interesting. Is there any type of continuation at the end of it? because the ending of the film left a chance to Dominic Cooper to return.

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                      • Brendon-Truong • 2 years ago

                        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

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                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                          @Roberto-Mata It will be interesting to see what title they give the sequel. I have no idea what title they would give it, although i would assume that the first part of the title would be again be Hansel and Gretel. I don't think that the approximate running time would be any less then 1 hour and 50 minutes or any less then 1 hour and 55 minutes.

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                          • moviegeek • 2 years ago

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                            • jonspidey07 • 2 years ago

                              my only real gripe with the 1st movie is that it was insanely short

                              didn't feel like a qualified full-length feature film

                              this next one better make up for that

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                              • crypt • 2 years ago

                                Haha wow, looks like I need to see the first one then.

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                                • ChiRep-1 • 2 years ago

                                  Just wait 3 months and we'll be reading about how the project fell through..

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                                  • thehost91 • 2 years ago

                                    Sonuvabitch.

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                                    • mr-k • 2 years ago

                                      @Robert-Mata But Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was based off the book that contained a serious and dark story but the film adaptation was an awful attempt to make it hip and action-packed. I suggest you to read the book and re-watch the film again.

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                                      • Roberto-Mata • 2 years ago

                                        @themoviefanatic Yeah, that was the running time for Abe Lincoln: Vamp Hunter, and I thought it was too long, I wanted to see more action than the serious touch they tried to show. Hansel and Gretel is what Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter should have been, action packed and Fun. the question is what will be the title for the second film of hansel and gretel, maybe: Hansel and Gretel: The Quest for Red Riding Hood, hahaha.

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