March 18, 2013 | 5:52 p.m.
Look out witches. Hunting season is starting all over again. Paramount Pictures and MGM announced plans on Monday to move forward with a sequel to January’s fractured fairy tale “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” which paired Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the slaying siblings all grown up looking for vengeance. Although the R-rated movie earned just $55 million domestically, it grossed about $206 million worldwide on a budget of roughly $50 million to make, according to our sister blog Company Town. Written and directed by Norway’s Tommy Wirkola, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” picks up 15 years after the events in the Grimms’ famous fable. Having escaped their childhood captivity in the confectionery cottage, Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their youth by slaying spellcasters for hire. The seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters appear […]