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'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel Is Officially a Go

March 19, 2013 (4:59 am) GMT
Paramount and MGM announce the follow-up to the Jeremy Renner-starring movie as the first film has crossed $200 million mark worldwide.
'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel Is Officially a Go

Paramount and MGM have officially announced that "" sequel is in the works. The two companies greenlight the follow-up to the Tommy Wirkola-directed film after the first film crossed $200 million at the global box office.

A reimagining of the classic fairytale with a twist, the January 24 release starring and was a flop in North America box office as it opened at $19.6 million and grossed $54 million so far on a reported $50 million budget. The action comedy movie, however, was well-received overseas, raking in more than $150 million for a worldwide total of $205 million.

There is no word on whether Renner and Arterton, who played the adult version of the titular siblings, will reprise their roles in the sequel. Meanwhile, , Adam McKay and Kevin Messick who produced the first movie are expected to return for "".

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