Paramount is partnering with MGM on HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, which will now be shot in 3-D, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Paramount is partnering with MGM on HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, which will now be shot in 3-D, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The two studios will co-fund the production, which is set to hit theaters on March 2, 2012.
Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW) is helming the $60 million production. Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen are the stars. Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Kevin J. Messick are the producers.
Written by D.W. Harper and Tommy Wirkola, the story follows a brother and sister whose childhood trauma with a witch has spurred them to become witch hunters as adults.
MGM new heads Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber have worked with Paramount on many films while they headed Spyglass and will continue to co-finance one to two films with them per year. MGM is in talks with Sony to distribute its films, including James Bond. That deal would also include MGM co-funding at least one Sony film.