Uh, yeah, that just happened. Paramount Pictures just released the first look movie trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the title characters who, after burning that sweet old gingerbread house witch alive, got a taste for witch blood and became supernatural bounty hunters.
The movie reminds me of Hugh Jackman’s Van Helsing and Matt Damon’s The Brothers Grimm, to neither of which Paramount wants its new franchise hopeful compared to. In other words, it looks pretty damn stupid, and Gemma Arterton’s presence doesn’t help matters (she was the worst part of another silly supernatural franchise hopeful The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).
Then again, maybe Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters isn’t a franchise hopeful, because the movie is being released where bad films go to die: January 11, 2013. Ouch.
Watch the movie trailer now: