While Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters under-performed at the US box-office, it made enough money worldwide for the studio to green light the sequel. Tommy Wirkola wrote the script for the first movie and now he has said that the second one is also done.
Tommy Wirkola: “I’ve written the script for it,” Wirkola told me at Fantastic Fest. “I’ve given it to Paramount and it’s up to them now. But I don’t know what’s going to happen. Jeremy [Renner] is so busy these days, I don’t know how they’re going to juggle all of that, but it’s up to [Paramount]. We’ll see. Hopefully, I’ll get to do another film first. They really liked the script I gave them. The first film was a learning curve for me working in the studio system and the script I wrote for the original was so different. We ended up taking a lot out and altering stuff that first time. I’m smarter now. I tried taking what I learned and still delivered a sequel script that’s an R-rated action film.”
But will it remain an R-rated movie? For now, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 is scheduled for release in 2016.
Hansel & Gretel
Source: Comic Book Movie