When we first heard that a sequel to the 2013 movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was being written, we were a little unsure as to the reason for it, as we honestly felt that the movie was average at best. However, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters managed to gross an impressive $226m worldwide, making it quite the financial success and worthy of a sequel.
So, it was down to Tommy Wirkola, the writer and director of the first movie, to come up with a script for Hansel and Gretel 2 and he has now confirmed that he has completed the script and handed it over to Paramount. It is now down to the studio to give the movie the green light, while the schedule of Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner will also need to be taken into account.
Wirkola explained to Fantastic Fest, "I’ve written the script for it. I’ve given it to Paramount and it’s up to them now. But I don’t know what’s going to happen. Jeremy [Renner] is so busy these days, I don’t know how they’re going to juggle all of that, but it’s up to [Paramount]. We’ll see. Hopefully, I’ll get to do another film first."
He added, "They really liked the script I gave them. The first film was a learning curve for me working in the studio system and the script I wrote for the original was so different. We ended up taking a lot out and altering stuff that first time. I’m smarter now. I tried taking what I learned and still delivered a sequel script that’s an R-rated action film."
Would you be interested in seeing a Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 movie?