The Grimm's fairy tale gets a lot grimmer in the upcoming film Gretel and Hansel by visionary director Oz Perkins.
The first trailer for the film has been released, and it promises to make a terrifying horror flick out of the children's story. Starring Sophia Lillis from IT, here's a first look at the movie:
As the infamous tale goes, Hansel and Gretel from which the film is based tells the story of siblings who find a house made of sweets deep in the forest. Soon, the two would learn that the owner of the house is a wicked witch who intends to eat the two of them. While it was popularized as a children's story with the lesson: do not trust strangers or do not accept anything from strangers, and the like, the tale goes into a new horrifying level in the upcoming film. Just the atmosphere from this trailer will already convince you that this is far from being a fairy tale.
Orion Pictures' Gretel & Hansel is slated for a 2020 release, with its exact date yet to be announced. For more updates, visit the film's website, or follow its official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Homestream image from Gretel & Hansel's Twitter page.