Gretel And Hansel is an interesting new take on the classic tale and here's everything we know so far about it.
The story of Hansel and Gretel is a classic tale that we just can't get enough of. The last Hansel and Gretel movie had a stellar box office run, raking in $250 million on a $50 million budget. The movie almost set in motion the creation of a movie franchise and a TV series but it never materialized. Now, Hollywood is throwing another Hansel and Gretel movie in the ring, this time with a more feminine touch. It is directed by Oz Perkins based on a script by Perkins and Rob Hayes. Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming film.
The film is scheduled to be released on January 31, 2020. Filming began on November 9, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland and is now completed.
The plot for the movie is very simple and will follow very closely to the source work. This new film will be very different, however, from 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' which was more of a dark action-comedy. Gretel and Hansel, however, will be more of a horror and see Gretel in the lead role. It follows her as she leads her little brother Hansel into the woods for food and water, only to stumble upon "a nexus of terrifying evil."
"IT" star Sophia Lillis stars as Gretel and she will be accompanied by Sam Leakey, making his acting debut as Hansel. Charles Babalola plays The Hunter, Alice Krige plays Holda, the evil witch, Jessica De Gouw plays a younger version of Holda and Loreece Harrison plays The Demoness.
The trailer doesn't give away much of the story and can easily be described as a teaser. In it, we get a feel for the horror mood that the film is trying to set.
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