The first trailer has arrived for the delayed R-rated action-fantasy flick Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the medieval siblings-turned-bounty hunters following their infamous encounter at the gingerbread house. Directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow), the film looks like an uninspired and unnecessary patchwork of Resident Evil, Van Helsing and especially Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated The Brothers Grimm — none of which were particularly good films — with an equally off tone and some rather cheap and nasty special effects. Aside from my love for Renner, there’s really nothing here which makes this film seem worthwhile.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters opens in the US on January 11, 2013, and also stars Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Thomas Mann. Watch the first trailer below (via The Playlist)