As you digest the bloody new red-band trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, it’s perhaps worth noting that the much-delayed action movie, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The famous Grimm siblings are now accomplished bounty hunters – “We kill witches. What do you do?” says Hansel – but in between the gore, there’s a comic undertone. Note the missing-children drawings on the medieval milk bottles.
I’m guessing Renner wasn’t intentionally referencing Gladiator when his character says, “When you see my signal, you unleash hell,” but even that made me chuckle. Watch the crazy clip below.