“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” has had its share of problems reaching the screen. Originally due for release last March, the action/horror/comedy was pushed to January, 2013.
The film’s new red band (R-rated) trailer may explain why: Frankly, it looks like a mess. But at least not the kind of mess that takes itself seriously. This freewheeling “continuation” of the classic Brothers Grimm tale stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen, and its producers include Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
We’re not quite sure why Hollywood has latched on to this whole rebooted live action fairy tale concept (“Alice in Wonderland” made bank at the box office, but it still wasn’t very good, and follow-ups like “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Red Riding Hood” haven’t been any better), but let us know what you think of the “Hansel and Gretel” trailer in the comments below.