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Two new clips have landed online from the upcoming re-imagined fairy tale flick, ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.’ Starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular characters, the film is said to be a dark action movie that picks up with the fairy tale siblings years after the traumatic childhood incident has turned them into bounty hunters. Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) directs while Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Zoe Bell and Derek Mears co-star. ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ is pencilled in for a January 25th release in the US and a March 15th release in the UK.

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.