‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ to debut in Colombo

Friday, 18 January 2013 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The 3D action-adventure horror film ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ will debut at Savoy Cinema 3D and Liberty Lite, imported by Liberty Cinemas Ltd., on 25 January, the same day it will be released in the US.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola, it is a continuation to the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Artertonin the titular roles, with Famke Janssen as the leader of a coven of evil witches that they seek out to destroy. Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton), 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown 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 because for an unknown reason, harmful spells and curses do not work well against them. The Mayor of Augsburg, Germany recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress Muriel (Famke 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 (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.