“Why does my birth certificate say I’m 15 years older when we were kids at the same time?”
Usually January is a dumping ground for movies the studios have given up on, but the excuse Paramount gave for pushing Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters to January 25th was understandable. They wanted to wait until people had already seen Jeremy Renner in The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy. Unfortunately, the green band trailer seemed a little too Van Helsing. The red band trailer was a marked improvement, hinting at something possibly campy and humorous. Now another red band trailer and two clips are still leaving us wondering if this will be campy in a good way or if will turn out to be another overproduced mess taking itself too seriously.
The trailer, clips, and a few pictures are below. In the first clip Jeremy Renner finds the same house he almost died in as a child and warns everyone not to eat the candy. In the second clip Gemma Arterton runs into a familiar looking witch, played by Famke Janssen, who may be a real-life witch because how the hell does she still look exactly the same?