Tommy Wirkola's "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"
may be the freshest take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but it's nowhere near the first adaptation of the story on film, nor is it the only one out this year. In fact, there are at least four other versions with a release date of 2013, including the obvious cash-grab "Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft," Germany's effects-heavy "Hansel and Gretel in 3D," the Asylum horror flick "Hansel & Gretel" and the stoner movie modernization, "Hansel and Gretel Get Baked."
It's also not the first adaptation from Wirkola, who wrote and directed a short student film titled "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" while still at school in Australia in 2006. And he's reportedly been dying to make the feature-length for Hollywood ever since. Fortunately for him, studio execs were interested, even with all the "Hansel and Gretel" film incarnations we've seen over the past century. To give you an idea of the history, we've selected a number of these previous versions below.PHOTOS/VIDEOS: