Soon after Paramount’s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” made a surprising hit at the international box office grossing $226.3 million in 2013, a sequel was declared by the studio. Now that Paramount has made the sequel, a recently revealed pitch artwork might not only speculate the fans about the title but also introduces a major hint to the plot for the forthcoming film. Find out in details.
French filmmaker Bruno Aveillan has been finalized by the studio to helm the “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” sequel after the original director Tommy Wirkola decided to quit the movie, but the script is still been penned by Wirkola, reports Screen Rant.
The pitched artwork released in the official website by visual effect artist, Steven Ilous, who has eventually turned into a short film and music director, teases the plot evolution of the screenplay. Ilous wanted to helm the sequel before Aveillan was appointed by the studio.
Ilous wrote on his website – “In 2015, I was sent the latest draft of the sequel to HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS for consideration to direct. It was a great honor to be considered for this film.” He further added a glimpse of his director demonstration comprising of authentic character design and gave special credits to his co-partners.
While the formal name to the sequel is not known yet, comicbook.com points out that grounded on the pitch artwork the title could be “Hansel & Gretel: Death’s Messengers,” while Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) will confront a gang of the undead in the upshot.
Thought it is still undetermined as to when the production of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” sequel will begin, but we can expect a comeback for Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton to feature in the upcoming sequel. Meanwhile, as the wait begins for more information on “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2,” take a look at Steven Ilous’ artwork here – stevenilous.com
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