Will Ferrell to Produce Hansel and Gretel: The Movie

May 1, 2009 by  
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Simon Pegg did a rom-zom-com with Shaun of The Dead and now it seems Will Ferrell is hot on his heels with horror-comedy Hansel and Gretel:Witch Hunters.

N.B. We are fully aware of how tenuous that link was – it’s Friday, give us a break.

With his trusty producer pal Adam McKay (part brainchild of Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers) Ferrell is planning to pan for another nugget of comedy gold with this twist on the original fairytale.

Flash forward fifteen years from the evil witch’s attempts to crush their tiny German bones to make her bread (or was that Jack and The Beanstalk? We always get confused), and now H-Dawg and Lethal Gretel are murderous cousins of Buffy (or witch hunters as they are more commonly known); scouring the countryside wreaking revenge on the ilk of their former captor.

Yes, we know it sounds ominous, but with Ferrell’s magic touch what can go wrong?

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