Gretel and Hansel: a Grim Fairy Tale, is an upcoming 2020 American supernatural horror Grimmification adapted from Hansel and Gretel. The film is directed by Oz Perkins, produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, and the screenplay is written by Perkins and Rob Hayes. In the film, Hansel and Gretel enter a dark wood in order to find work and food to assist their poor parents. They stumble upon the home of a witch. starring Sophia Lillis as Gretel, Sam Leakley as Hansel and Alice Krige as Holda, the Witch.
The film is set to release on January 31st, 2020.
This film provides examples of:
- Eye Scream: An blacksmith pokes one fire-hot piece of iron in his own eye in the teaser.
- I Am A Humanitarian: The witch is seen pulling a long string of human's hair out of her mouth in the teaser.
- Named by the Adaptation: The witch is given a name in this adaptation: Holda.