Hansel and Gretel Will Be R-Rated

One problematic and long-delayed film suddenly became more interesting.

Reports emerged yesterday that Paramount was test screening both PG-13 and R-rated cuts of their 3D fantasy-action adventure “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

Online posters who claimed to have seen both versions say the R-rated cut was quite graphic and explicit in its humor and a much more interesting version than the toned down PG-13 take.

Now, Collider reports that Paramount is “100% planning on releasing Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as an R-rated film” with the discrepancies thought to be the studio trying to see if audiences prefer the more graphic version.

The film is scheduled to open January 11th 2013.