Red-band trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Collider has exclusively posted a new red-band trailer for Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. This trailer focuses a lot more on the titular pairs motives and sets a great tongue-in-cheek tone.

The film takes place years after the famous Grimm fairytale and sees Hansel and Gretel as bounty hunters whose lives are dedicated to the eridication of witchcraft.

Jeremy Renner and  Gemma Arterton star as the siblings, with  Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann and Zoe Bell also featuring.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is out in Ireland on February 22nd.

Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (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 (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 (Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.