Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is only a few weeks away and MGM has decided to release 8 new images from the film. We get a good chance to see more of the witches, Peter Stormare‘s character; and most importantly, Gemma Arterton. To see Arterton kick a bunch of witches butts will be one of the big drawing points for me to see this film. Not that I mind Jeremy Renner; but he can’t be Hawkeye in every film.


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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is being directed by Tommy Wirkola and is due out January 25th, 2013.


Here’s the synopsis for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved 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 (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 (Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.