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After a curious screening event, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters gets a rating

August 11th, 2012 by Owen Quinn Comments

Paramount apparently have shown two versions of the new movie Hansel and Gretel to test audiences, an adult version and a more kid friendly take on it.

Starring Avenger’s Hawkeye actor, Jeremy Renner and FTN favourite hot lady Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia) as the titular characters who have been traumatised after their near death encounter at the hands of a witch in the gingerbread house. The brother and sister team have grown up to become witch hunting bounty hunters.

It seems the question is the rating for the movie whether to go Pg or R but either way, all the reports are good about this one which will be released January 11th 2013 


Collider is now reporting that the movie will definately be R-rated (probably 18 in the UK).
Reports are that the R-rated version is much more graphic and explicit in its humor and a much more interesting version than the PG-13 take.
Collider reports that Paramount is “100% planning on releasing Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as an R-rated film”.

Curious, huh? We’d love to see both cuts now… but we’ll probably never get the chance.

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Husband, dad and Ireland's hardest working author, Owen Quinn is currently knee deep in The Time Warriors, arguably the biggest sci-fi epic ever to come out of Ireland. He has an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who, classic TV and Star Wars, he also hangs around with the Emerald Garrison far toooo much. Is it any wonder he fits in at FTN so well? Find Owen at the