Brutal, bloody trailer for R-rated Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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Dec 17, 2012

Hansel and Gretel have grown up to be full-blown killers. In the latest trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the famous siblings are taking out the trash. And by trash, we mean supernatural creatures. These two have a serious score to settle.

The trailer contains lots bloody battles, which gives us a taste of what the film has to offer. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters isn't a watered-down version of the fairy tale. The film's been rated R for its gore and violence, which is pretty brutal. There's blood splattered all over the place.

Official synopsis:

Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved 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 as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.

The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (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.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is directed by Tommy Wirkola and opens in theaters Jan. 25.

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