The dark adaptation of the famous Hansel and Gretel has now a released date. The movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be released March 2nd 2012.
With a cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen and directed by Tommy Wirkola, the plot revolves around the two gingerbread house survivors dedicating their lives to hunting witches. Even if production will start next month, it is still a long wait and it’s hard not to be excited.
Another news to mention is that Paramount has signed a deal with the recovering MGM to have them co-finance the movie (MGM is now owned by Spyglass Entertainment which has always had a close relationship with Paramount). MGM would also likely co-finance some of Sony’s upcoming titles, including David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Since MGM has now zero movies, co-financing is probably the best decision to recover and be able to grow.