New 3D Hansel & Gretel Movie On The Way

July 20, 2010 by  
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hanselandgretel210x300Who knew Hollywood had such a thing for fairytales? The next two to three years are going to be saturated by them and, you know what, I don’t mind so much.

Disney will be making a new Cinderella movie with a script by Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. There’ll be a live-action Maleficent movie with a script by Alice In Wonderland scribe Linda Woolverton and Emily Browning is still set to star in a dark updated version of Sleeping Beauty.

There’s also Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood movie with Amanda Seyfried and Disney will finish out 2010 with Tangled, a retelling of Rapunzel. Oh and Brett ratner’s producing an ‘edgy’ Snow White. See what I mean?

I love a superhero movie as much as the next girl but I’m a little tired of the genre and it’s really like only one in five that are genuinely good movies anyway. So I’m welcoming the new batch of fairytale movies that we’re going to see and Michael Bay’s production company, The Institute, are developing the latest one.

The Brother’s Grimm classic tale of Hanse & Gretel will be coming to our screens, we’re guessing sometime in 2012 as it’s set for a Spring 2011 shoot and if it’s a conversion piece then it’ll take quite some time in post production. Having said that, Michael Bay is known to be a naysayer of the conversion process so he could push for this to be shot with 3D cameras.

Here’s the full press release that was given to Heyuguysblog:

Press release info: LOS ANGELES, CA (JULY 19TH, 2010) ¾ “Hansel and Gretel in 3D” is an action packed visual FX filled version of the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairytale. In addition to the infamous witch in the gingerbread house, the film showcases the legendary creatures of German mythology. These Teutonic beings will be designed by Joseph C. Pepe, the lead character designer from Avatar. The film is live action.

The movie is being produced by The Institute and Kalliope Films. The Institute was co-founded by Michael Bay and Scott Gardenhour. Kalliope Films was founded by Kira Madallo Sesay. The movie is scheduled for a spring 2011 shoot on location in Germany. Scott Gardenhour and Kira Madallo Sesay are the producers on the film. “Hansel and Gretel in 3D” exemplifies The Institute’s motto: “Where Brand Science Meets Great Storytelling.”

No director has been named but we’re not ruling out the possibility that Bay will step in or at least co-direct, after all, Transformer movies won’t last forever.

Check out the poster for Hansel & Gretel 3D:


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  1. Mick says:

    This movie could either be edgy and dark OR another Burton-esque nonsense like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It all comes down to the casting, really. The new Red Riding Hood SHOULD be good. Amanda Seyfried is awesome, smart, AND very hot!

    Like REALLY hot:–amanda-seyfried.html