Directed by Dead Snow actor and film-maker Tommy WirkolaHansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is an upcoming 3-D action horror movie that provides a modern retelling/continuation of the Brothers Grimm‘s popular fairy tale.

With a screenplay by Wirkola and Dante Harper, the film is an adaptation of the original Hansel and Gretel; the well loved story about a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic witch in a forest who lives in a house made of cake and confectionary.

The movie stars Hawkeye himself – The Avengers’ Jeremy Renner – as the titular Hansel, and pretty British actress Gemma Arterton (of Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia) as Gretel.

The film follows the exploits of the Brothers Grimm’s famous siblings as they form a formidable team, hunting witches all over the world. Funny, sexy and action-packed, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters looks set to earn top dollars at the box office.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters hits cinemas 15 March 2013. Check out the trailer below.