EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director/Writer Tommy Wirkola Talks 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Blu-ray/DVD and Sequel

Monday, 10 June 2013 09:37
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Currently available on digital download and available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD beginning June 11th is action-horror dark fantasy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters from writer/director Tommy Wirkola (Kill Buljo). The film is a retelling of the classic fairy tale and stars Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) as Hansel, and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Gretel, as well as Famke Janssen (X-Men), Derek Mears (Predators), Peter Stormare (The Last Stand), and Zoe Bell (Django Unchained). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of visiting Spectral Motion VFX in Glendale, California and sitting down with director/writer Tommy Wirkola to talk about his work on Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, as well as the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release and a possible sequel. The accomplished filmmaker discussed the film, adapting the classic fairy tale for a modern audience, casting Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the title roles, the rest of the cast, using Spectral Motion's practical effects over CGI, what fans can expect from the Blu-ray/DVD, and an update on the proposed sequel. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director/writer Tommy Wirkola about Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Blu-ray/DVD and Sequel, please click on the video player above.


Hansel & Gretel (Renner and Arterton) are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. 

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is currently available on digital download and will be available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD beginning June 11th.

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