HANSEL & GRETEL: Witch Hunters 3D
by Tommy Wirkola – Germany - USA, 2013
('88, Digital, Original version with Italian subtitles)
Fifteen years after being kidnapped and held captive in a house made of gingerbread by a witch, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become bounty hunters, just engaged in the hunting of witches. The two are very good at their job, because, for some unknown reason, spells and curses have no effect against them. One day the Mayor of Augusta entrusted to the brothers to rid the town and nearby forests of the coven controlled by the dangerous Muriel, who is planning to sacrifice many children at gathering of witches that will take place two days later. In addition to the witches they will have to deal with brutal Sheriff Berringer, who took power in Augsburg and uses ruthless ways for the witch hunt.
Born in Norway in 1979 Wirkola’s first film was 2007’s Kill Buljo that he co-wrote with Stig Frode Henriksen. They later made the 2009 horror comedy Dead Snow and then in 2010 Kurt Josef Wagle and the Legend of the Fjord Witch. His first big-budget film was Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters which was co-written by Dante Harper and released in 2013. Wirkola is currently writing Holy Men for Paramount and is producing a U.S. remake of his hit Norwegian television series Hellfjord, both with Gary Sanchez Productions producing.