Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Pushed Back Again, Will Get An IMAX Release

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-10-11 22:46:15discussion comments
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It's been a very rough road to the movie theater for the upcoming action film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. While the project was supposed to be one of the titles that helped make 2012 the year of Jeremy Renner - along with The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, and late 2011 entry Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Paramount Pictures decided very early in the year to bump the film from its original March 2, 2012 release date to January 11, 2013. And guess what? It's now ready to move back again - though this time it won't be a 10 month shift.

Deadline has gotten word that Paramount has once again pushed Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, this time from January 11, 2013 to January 25, 2013. While no official explanation is given for the change, the site does say that the movie will now also be getting an IMAX release, which very well could be the reason. While the picture was originally going to do battle against the action comedy Stand Up Guys and the period drama Gangster Squad, it will now go up against the Jason Statham's Parker and the comedy anthology Movie 43.

A riff on the classic fairy tale, the film follows a grown up Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Aterton) who have become professional witch hunters following their traumatic experience as children. Famke Janssen plays the central villain, a witch named Muriel, while the supporting cast is rounded out by names like Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Zoe Bell and Derek Mears. Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) is making his English-language debut with the movie and co-wrote the script with Dante Harper. Head over to our Blend Film Database for more about Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
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