Wirkola Talks “Witch Hunters” Plans

“Dead Snow” director Tommy Wirkola talked with STYD recently about his first US feature film – “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” for Paramount Pictures.

Story wise it’s “an action-adventure horror movie that finds Hansel and Gretel fifteen years [after their first witch incident] and they’ve grown up to become merciless witch hunters” says the Norwegian helmer.

He also isn’t shying away from an R rating – “Blood and gore and action, all the stuff that I love. I’m working on the first draft now so it’s a little ways off, but it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s definitely an R-rated movie, the first draft has a lot of blood and guts. First and foremost, it’s an action movie, I think, with horror elements. And of course some dark humor as well.”

He’s also looking into a sequel to ‘Snow’ with the unfrozen undead Nazis “not going back to the mountain but deciding to start invading the north of Norway.”