Tommy Wirkola Won't Direct HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Sequel

Tommy Wirkola, who wrote and directed 2013's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, has told Fangoria that he will not direct the sequel. Hit the jump to voice your sadness.


Oh, let me taste your tears! Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet! Americans ($55M) won't care about this news, but based on the international ($170M) success of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters there will be plenty of foreigners crying in their blood pudding. Fangoria recently chatted with Tommy Wirkola, who wrote and directed the 2013 horror-action film, and he revealed that he won't direct the sequel. A bit of surprise as he has already completed the film's script.

I’ve just decided to not direct HANSEL & GRETEL 2,” Wirkola told Fangoria. “I have been lately attached to a few more things, it’s just a matter of time and priorities.” he continues. “I did DEAD SNOW 1, then HANSEL & GRETEL 1, and then DEAD SNOW 2. I want to do something a little bit different now and not just do sequels. I did write the script and I hope to be involved in it. But yeah, I won’t be directing it.”

Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton), fifteen years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.

The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Famke Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches' gathering during the upcoming 'Blood Moon' night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, directed by Tommy Wirkola, the cast includes Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Derek Mears and Peter Stormare.
THE GRINCH Is Reimagined As A Murderous Maniac On First Poster For THE MEAN ONE
Related:

THE GRINCH Is Reimagined As A Murderous Maniac On First Poster For THE MEAN ONE

DARBY AND THE DEAD Trailer And Poster Promise A Mix Between THE SIXTH SENSE And Classic High School Comedy
Recommended For You:

DARBY AND THE DEAD Trailer And Poster Promise A Mix Between THE SIXTH SENSE And Classic High School Comedy

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
THE GRINCH Is Reimagined As A Murderous Maniac On First Poster For THE MEAN ONE
There seems to be something of a trend emerging of children's classics being given a horror twist, and this latest feature from Atlas Film reimagines The Grinch as a bloodthirsty maniac...
SCREAM 6 Leaked Images Feature Hayden Panettiere As Kirby And A Shotgun-Wielding Ghostface
What appears to be leaked screenshots from the first Scream 6 trailer have been shared online, giving us a look at the main cast - including Hayden Panettiere's Kirby - and Ghostface wielding a shotgun.
THE LAST OF US: Joel And Ellie Look For The Light On New Poster For HBO's Video Game Adaptation
We're expecting a second trailer during next week's CCXP panel, but for now, HBO has debuted a new poster for The Last of Us featuring Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey)...
STRANGER THINGS Breakout Joseph Quinn Joins Lupita Nyong'o In A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE
Eddie Munson may be gone, but Joseph Quinn will be bringing his talents to another fan-favorite horror franchise when he joins Lupita Nyong'o in Paramount's A Quiet Place: Day One...
ALIEN: Cailee Spaeny Set To Play The Lead In New Movie From DON'T BREATHE Director Fede Alvarez
In addition to a new Alien TV series from Noah Hawley, Hulu is developing a movie with 20th Century Studios and director Fede Alvarez, and the project has now found its lead...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com