Despite being an average movie, 2013’s action horror film Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters has a following of its own. For the last few years, fans have been waiting to watch the highly-anticipated sequel of the movie. Even though it was set to premiere in 2016, Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 couldn’t make it to the screens. Since then, many rumors have come up related to the new release date. In fact, sources say that we might get to watch a television show instead of a theatrical film. Hence, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters is a popular action-horror movie written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. It almost tanked at the domestic box office, however, the film was a commercial success in terms of international grossing. As a result, it now has a major following from all parts of the world. Based on the well-known fairy tale Hansel And Gretel, the story of the 2013 movie centers around the titular characters. The siblings are now grown up and become professional witch exterminators for hire.
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 2: Renewal Updates
Surprisingly, despite its poor domestic box office collections, the movie was renewed for a sequel almost right away. In March 2014, Paramount Pictures confirmed that the second part was in the works. While all producers were returning, Tommy Wirkola announced that he would not continue directing the film series. However, he assured to be its designated writer and disclosed that he has insane ideas for the script. Meanwhile, Paramount hired famous French filmmaker Bruno Aveillan as the director.
In fact, Wirkola kept his word and handed over the first draft of the script in 2014. He revealed that the sequel film might go further than the first one. Moreover, it will now be an R-rated action movie with a storyline related to different kinds of witchcraft. Paramount later confirmed that Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 will have a 2016 premiere. Fans of the original film were quite excited to watch the sequel, yet, it never made it to the screens. As of 2020, the creators of the movie have not disclosed the reason behind the same.
Well, it is rumored that the second film is canceled for good and might never make it to the theaters. However, Deadline reported that the sequel might return as a cable TV show instead of a movie. The news stirred the fan following of the franchise and has been in talks ever since. As of today, Paramount is yet to confirm the release of either of them. We will update this section once the renewal comes out.
So When Will It Finally Release?
The producers of the sequel are yet to give out a new release date. Well, since the movie is not officially canceled, there’s still hope for its return. Besides, according to recent rumors, Paramount is likely to hire a brand new cast for the second part. After all these years, it will be hard to bring back the team of the original film. Moreover, the style of its storyline will also be altered as per the preference of the current audience.
Hence, once the casting is done, the creators might begin the productions of the movie or TV show. Either is the case, its filming might take over a year to complete. At the earliest, Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 might premiere sometime around 2021 or 2022. Keep an eye on this corner for all future updates.
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