Gemma Arterton offered more insight into Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, stating the following.
"You see a series of flashbacks with their experience of killing that first witch, which is brilliant. I remember being on set for the final few days of that. The candy house, and the witches are really repulsive and quite frightening. The make-up is out of this world. It's this bone-chilling scene. Very dark. The girl who plays my character is brilliant, with the horrified expression she has. This (movie) is about abandonment and being lost and parents leaving you. The heart of it is that these kids grow up to be bloodthirsty witch hunters. It's a bit tongue in cheek, really. What would Hansel and Gretel be in 15 years time?"
To read more about Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters from Gemma Arterton, where she compares the film to both Quentin Tarantino and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope:
Stay tuned for the first trailer from Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which will premiere on Thursday, December 8th.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was released January 25th, 2013 and stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Robin Atkin Downes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joanna Kulig. The film is directed by Tommy Wirkola.