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‘Hansel and Gretel’ Live-Action Movie in the Works From ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ Producer (Exclusive)

3 September 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Juliet Blake, who teamed with Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg on “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” is developing a live-action “Hansel and Gretel” movie.

Blake, through her Four Chickens for a Fiver banner, has acquired feature rights to Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale about a brother and sister threatened by a witch living in a candy house. Gaiman’s book, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti, will be released in October.

“For me, retelling Hansel and Gretel was a way of telling an old tale in a way that made it immediate and true, and about us, now,” Gaiman said. “It reminds us of how paper thin civilization really is. It’s about hunger, and about families.”

Gaiman’s books “Coraline” and “Stardust” were also adapted into feature films.

“I’m thrilled and delighted to be working with Juliet Blake to bring Hansel and Gretel to the world again, »

- Dave McNary

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