"The story you know hides a secret."
Today brings a brand new trailer for Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) and Orion Pictures dark new reimagining based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Gretel & Hansel, which will be released later this month. A stunning new piece of poster art was also released. Both can be viewed below.
In the film, "A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil."
Osgood Perkins has been on my radar ever since I watched his phenomenal directorial debut The Blackcoat's Daughter back in 2017, and while I was a little hesitant to stand behind this project when it was first announced, my worries have since been squashed. This new trailer teases a twisted visual feast of a film that's sure to sell a lot of horror fans on Perkins' talent as a filmmaker. Let's hope the movie turns out as good as it looks!
The film also stars Alice Krige ("The OA", Star Trek: First Contact), Jessica De Gouw ("Underground", "Arrow") and Charles Babalola ("Black Mirror", The Legend of Tarzan).
Gretel & Hansel is written by Rob Hayes ("Chewing Gum"), produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) on behalf of Automatik and executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kelleher.
Gretel & Hansel creeps into theaters nationwide on January 31st, 2020.