Tommy Wirkola Interview, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Director Tommy Wirkola was always fascinated with the story of Hansel and Gretel as a kid, so when he got older he wondered what their lives might have been like after their terrible ordeal of being held captive by a witch in her house made of candy. He explores that idea in his new action-packed movie, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular siblings.
Tribute.ca spoke with Tommy in Los Angeles about the challenges he faced making the film and why he chose Jeremy and Gemma to play his heroes.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters movie synopsis:
Fifteen years after they were nearly killed by a witch with a gingerbread house, Hansel and Gretel have become lethal bounty hunters who are devoted to hunting and eliminating all witches who make their hideouts in dark woods.
As the notorious Blood Moon approaches, the innocent children of a familiar town on the edge of a forest face a nightmare. Hansel & Gretel meet up with an evil beyond any witch they've ever tracked down and killed—and it may hold the secret to their frightening past.
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare
In Theatres: January 25, 2013
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters movie info: http://www.tribute.ca/movies/hansel-gretel-witch-hunters/28676/ Tommy Wirkola bio and filmography: http://www.tribute.ca/people/tommy-wirkola/33920/
Interview by Bonnie Laufer Krebs - © Tribute Entertainment Media Group
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