Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was not a massive domestic hit when it released in 2013 but overseas the film raked in a whopping $170 million on its $50 million budget.
After such news, it may come as surprise to hear that Paramount is reportedly halting their plans of a sequel in favor of a Hansel & Gretel television series. The film already had Bruno Aveillan in place to direct and is said to have been taken by surprise by the news, along with the rest of the filmmakers involved.
The credibility of this news is backed also by the fact that Paramount moved its Jack Ryan property from a film franchise to television, being developed by LOST and Bates Motel executive producer Carlton Cuse.
It is unclear whether or not Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton or the rest of the featured cast will be reprising their roles if the property is, in fact, moved to television. Signs are pointing to a starting-from-scratch reboot.