Archive for Tommy Wirkola

EXCLUSIVE: WILL FERRELL TALKS HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Posted in Gore, Interviews, Movies, News, Witches with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

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.

 

EXCL: PROJECT X STAR TALKS HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Posted in Gore, Interviews, Monsters, Movies, Supernatural with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB recently sat in on a roundtable with the young stars of the party movie Project X, opening this weekend, and got a quote from actor Thomas Mann about his involvement with Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola’s upcoming Hollywood debut Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters which casts Jeremy Renner (upcoming The Avengers) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) as the titular siblings who have grown up to become, um, witch hunters.

On the film’s tone:

The tone of the film, it’s sort of Tarantino-esque. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a really fun movie, but it’s also very dark and gory. It’s a hard R, lots of blood and guts. It’s like the original fairytale Hansel & Gretel but it takes place 15 years later so Hansel and Gretel are grown up and they’re with bounty hunters. So basically they hunt witches.

On his character Ben:

And I’m like their biggest fan. They come to my town where there’s like a witch infestation. I become like their sidekick.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opens January 11, 2013.

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