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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Gets Moved A Long Way Back

Bad news for all of us who were looking forward to the release of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, featuring Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen as the primary terror hotties. It seems that there’s now a pretty substantial delay on for this one.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters follows the title characters, who after surviving their first encounter with a witch decided that they mean to take care of all witches all around their world. And, better yet, they discover that people will pay to have their witch problems taken care of. But when they encounter a witch that’s significantly more powerful than they expected to find, they’re going to have the fight of their lives on their hands.

And the bad news is that, while this was originally set to hit theaters in March, it’s now been pushed all the way back to 2013. Specifically, January 11, 2013. But the good news is that early word says that, while this one may sound like a remake of The Brothers Grimm, it’s actually a very good title. Current word says that this is a downright doozy, and hopefully it will turn out that well when it actually gets its release very early in 2013.

First Image Lands For Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D

It’s been a good long while since we last heard anything out of Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D, and I’m abundantly happy to hear that there’s some fresh news on this one ahead of its release, which is sooner than you might think. The first ever image has released, and frankly, Gemma Arterton is looking very impressive in this one.

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D, featuring Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen in the terror hottie slots, follows the titular siblings as they’ve grown into their own. Having slain a witch that tried to turn them into dinner, Hansel and Gretel have discovered that they’ve got a talent for killing witches. Thus, they put their skills to work in a bid to make a living. But now, they’ve got a new target that may be the worst thing they’ve seen yet.

Nothing like a little action mixed in with the horror, and while this one sounds like The Brothers Grimm, there’s nothing wrong with the “darker fairy tale” route. Should be fun, but we’ll find out how this turns out when it hits theaters March 6th, 2012.

100 Feet Just Can’t Quite Hack It

(Famke Jannssen)

So I finally got a chance to check out 100 Feet, featuring terror hottie Famke Janssen, and I have to admit I’m a bit disappointed.

100 Feet was all about a woman who killed her abusive police officer husband in self defense, and finds herself serving out her home detention sentence in the home where she did the deed.  But all is not well in this house, and we discover very early on that hubby isn’t taking being dead lying down.  And thus begins a ghost story with serious implications.

Now, I’ll admit, it was a pretty good movie—but I think they depended way too much on Famke Janssen who, let’s face facts, hasn’t had a whole lot of horror movie experience.  It’s not to say this one’s bad, and I do recommend it, I just think it could’ve done a lot more than what it managed.

Famke Janssen’s Ankle Monitor

Famke Janssen, a bit of a terror hottie from a long way back now, comes back to horror with a sweet little nugget of a film that, at this point, practically begs to be watched.

It’s called “100 Feet”, so named for the Disturbia-esque use of an ankle monitor on a young woman recently convicted of manslaughter.  Meanwhile, her late husband’s police partner keeps tabs on her from a patrol car parked directly across the street, in hopes that she’ll break that one hundred foot limit and thus get her sent back to jail.

Not that that’s her worst problem–far from it.  Her late husband has returned to earth as an evil ghost, and you know the kind of problems that a sufficiently pissed-off ghost can cause.  So now, our manslaughterer is boxed in with an evil, angry ghost and outside is a cop on a mission to get her back to jail.

This sounds like it’s going to be an absolute peach assuming they don’t botch it, because the idea is at least somewhat original and definitely sounds like it’s got thrill potential and to spare.  Slated for release in 2009, we’ll have some time to wait, but I get the feeling this might well be worth it.