The film takes place 15 years after the siblings’ original incident at the witch’s house (you know, when that crazy woman tried to eat them). The two have grown into bounty hunters and are looking to kill that old hag. Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) wrote the script and is helming.
We’re not quite sure what to expect with this film. We know that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing through their Gary Sanchez Productions, which would suggest that a comedic tone is being prepared for the likely-to-be-expensive adventure. Wirkola’s horror film Dead Snow was really a black comedy fantasy that displayed his unique penchant for laughs, so I hope that the increasingly low-brow Ferrell and McKay will allow the filmmaker to flex his funny muscles. Further, we’re happy that Ferrell opted out of starring in this picture, giving it a chance to being marketed as something besides “the new Will Ferrell movie” – a statement that has proven to be critically and commercially unreliable recently. We’re also very happy to see Rapace book a major Hollywood role and together with Renner, they could be an interested on-screen duo as they act out everyone’s childhood dream of getting back at that wicked witch.
So, yeah! Take that, ya old hag!