Originally scheduled for a March 2 release, the film has moved all the way back to Jan. 11, 2013, in an effort to take full advantage of Jeremy Renner's ever-expanding international star power.
"This should really set up the international," a studio executive told Nikki Finke at Deadline. "Jeremy Renner's international profile should be in great shape after being in 'Mission: Impossible 4' now, then 'The Avengers' in May, then 'The Bourne Legacy' in August. As this past weekend shows, January is great play time internationally, and we haven't done too bad domestically in January, either."
Starring Renner and Gemma Arterton, "Hansel & Gretel" is a retelling of the famous fairytale, but with an older Hansel and Gretel and lots of artillery.