When it comes to telling stories, you can rarely go wrong with reinterpreting classic fables for the big screen. Given their oddly dark tones, they are prime for everything ranging from kids’ content to full-on horror movies. For the film Gretel & Hansel, they are clearly shooting for the latter option, and are leaning completely into horror, which is quite fitting.
Orion Pictures has released the first full trailer for the horror movie, and while it doesn’t look like it’ll have a lot of jump scares, it does seem to be channeling The Witch with its disturbing imagery and tension-filled storytelling.
Check it out down below!
Below is the official synopsis for Gretel & Hansel:
“A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.”
From Osgood “Oz” Perkins, the director of The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, the film stars Sophia Lillis (It, HBO’s Sharp Objects), newcomer Sammy Leakey, Alice Krige (Star Trek, Netflix’s The OA), Jessica De Gouw (WGN’s Underground, The CW’s Arrow) and Charles Babalola (Netflix’s Black Mirror, The Legend of Tarzan).
Gretel & Hansel is written by Rob Hayes (Netflix’s Chewing Gum), produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) on behalf of Automatik and executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kelleher.
Gretel & Hansel hits theaters on January 31, 2020.
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SOURCE: Orion Pictures