Witch Hunters Delayed For A Year

 

This is actually a bummer, (although witches everywhere are elated). It has recently been reported that the release of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be held up by nearly a year.

Paramount Pictures has rescheduled the theater release of the film from March 2nd of 2012 to January 11, 2013. Although there isn’t an exact reason why it was pushed back so far.

The film follows the siblings Hansel and Gretel 15 years after the incident at the gingerbread house (and they murdered a witch by sticking her in an oven). The siblings are now working as bounty hunters who track down supernatural beings as well as you guessed it, witches.

It stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Jansse and is being directed by Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola.

This film should not be confused with the Michael Bay Hansel and Gretel film that is also in production right now.

They are both, however, planned for release in 3D.

There have been very few answers to why the delay has occurred but one theory is that they are moving many of their upcoming film releases around to accommodate them better. The Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words is moving from March 23rd to April 20th, Jeff, Who Lives at Home is moving from March 2nd to March 16th and Sony’s Pixels is jumping forward from May 17, 2013 to May 24, 2014.

I was really looking forward to seeing this film, it was a fresh new concept on an old story.

So for another year, witches all over the world can continue to celebrate.

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