Hansel and Gretel Script for Sequel Completed; Paramount to Decide

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Hansel and Gretel Script for Sequel Completed; Paramount to Decide

The thing about having a newly introduced action, supernatural film reaching the $100 million mark, creators are most likely to prepare a sequel that tackles the continuation of the protagonist’s story. Paramount then requested for writer/director Tommy Wirkola to make a sequel script for “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2,” and it is now finished. Read on for further details.

In 2013, Paramaount Pictures released “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” into the big screen, and it garnered a total of $225 million in the international box office, with $55 million coming from US and $170 million coming from all over the world. With such a positive outcome, the studio then requested for helmsman and playwright Tommy Wirkola to pen a script for its sequel. Just recently, Wirkola announced to Shock Till You Drop that he is done creating the script and is just waiting for the feedback coming from Paramount.


“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,” began Tommy Wirkola in his statement as published on Shock Till You Drop.

Nothing is set on stone despite the completion of the sequel’s first draft. The movie is definitely possible, but the question now is whether or not Paramount will still push through with the subject. Of course, so many things have changed since the movie was released last year. Seeing that Jeremy Renner has got a lot on his plate as he is actively pursuing his movie contract deals with Marvel Studios, Paramount might have to wait for his next available date or will have to push through without him.

“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,” added Wirkola.

Nonetheless, everything appears to be promising for the writer/director as Paramount appears to have liked the creation of the second script.

Furthermore, he hasn’t revealed any of the second film’s possible plot, but based on the first movie which transpired 15 years later the Gingerbread House incident, the siblings are more likely to face a more formidable force they ought to annihilate. Does that sound like a plausible movie premise for you should Paramount pursue “Hansel and Gretel 2”? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

That’s it for the scoop about the script completion of “Hansel and Gretel 2.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment world.

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