EXCLUSIVE: WILL FERRELL TALKS HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
The Dark Lord Bunnykins recently chatted with the comic genius who is Will Ferrell regarding his brilliant new comedy Casa de mi Padre, which you should all go see.
During my researches, I realized that Ferrell is a producer on Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola’s English-language debut, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which casts Gemma Arterton and Jeremey Renner as the titular fairytale survivors fifteen years after their encounter with the witch and now working as, well, witch hunters.
What was it like working with Tommy?
He’s obviously really smart. We loved his movie (Dead Snow) and thought there’s someone here with a lot of talent, and when he pitched this idea of the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel and kind of putting it on its ear so to speak and making them these assassins, we just thought that was a great reinvention of that whole thing. And he just had a great take on how you could inject that world with Metallica and make it this crazy kind of badass action-adventure, and we thought that is grounds for a potential kind of series in a way. And it just felt clever and imaginative and something that we were excited to get behind.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters comes out Jan. 11, 2013.