Your guess is as good as mine. The sudden surge of a particular Brothers Grimm fairytale is almost inexplicable. The first is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as you guessed it, Hansel and Gretel bounty hunters. If you want to check out that silver-screen gem, you can see it in theaters now. Next on deck is a horror film from the producers of Twilight called Hansel & Gretel Get Baked. The film stars Molly Quinn and Michael Welch as Hansel and Gretel, not bounty hunters, but hungry stoners searching for food and their lost friend. I suppose re-telling the story as a horror film about two stoners whose hunger leads them in to danger is a little more palatable; considering that is the premise for countless horror films. At Least Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is wise enough not to take itself too seriously (not really sure how it could). The same cannot be said for our darling bounty hunters.
Watch the full-length trailer for Hansel & Gretel Get Baked starring Molly Quinn and Michael Welch. Enjoy.
Synopsis: “A brother and sister battle a witch who lures teenagers into her suburban home with her special blend of marijuana where she then proceeds to kill and eat them to maintain her youth and beauty” (imdb.com).
Director: Duane Journey
Release Date: February 19, 2013