‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton Play Slaying Siblings (VIDEO)

By: Todd Gilchrist / September 5, 2012

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Just because you haven’t heard of medieval peasants wielding gatling guns doesn’t mean they didn’t exist – according to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, anyway.

In the trailer for the upcoming action film, Jeremy Renner and his on-screen sibling Gemma Arterton collect an impressive amount of artillery as they hunt down witches as part of a lifelong vendetta against supernatural creatures.

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After a traumatic incident as children, the pair dedicate their lives to dispatching evil, using any- and everything at their disposal, including stakes, swords, and evidently, numerous mechanical devices that fire dozens of bullets in rapid succession.

Meanwhile, a witch named Muriel (Famke Janssen) sets her sights on using the duo for her own designs, even as a series of child kidnappings leads Hansel and Gretel to an adversary bigger (perhaps literally) than any they’ve ever faced.

Watch the trailer for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which is due in theaters January 11, 2013.  Meanwhile, if Hansel’s background doesn’t intrigue you, watch a video biography of Renner, below.

 

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