“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” Slated for Cable TV

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” the 2013 Action, Fantasy, Horror film failed in domestic box office sales grossing $55 million against a $50 million budget. However, the film surpassed the $200 million mark on the International market, earnings instantly sparked ideas for an immediate sequel. Paramount Pictures is said to have forgone with plans to make a sequel to “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and instead opted to produce a television series, this according to a report published by Deadline. Award-winning commercial director Bruno Aveillan was slated to direct the sequel to “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and no word yet if the noted director will be a part of the television series project.

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” starred Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as his sibling Gretel. Written and directed by  Tommy Wirkola the story strays away from the beloved fairy tale and instead offers a twist to the overall concept. The synopsis to the film, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is as follows:

Hansel and Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. 

News concerning the redirect in producing “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” as a television series is fairly new, talks are in the preliminary stages at Paramount TV. According to Deadline Gary Sanchez  is slated to produce in conjunction with MGM on the Television based project. This wouldn’t be the first Fantasy, Horror film to have made the transition to the small screen. There’s been an increase on the aforementioned genres on cable television over the past two years, however the track record have been either hit or miss. It remains to be seen what will transpire with “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” as news develops.

Source: Deadline


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