HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS: Test Reel Of Edward's Animatronic Head

Movie magic! Even if you thought Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was a horrible film (which it is) you have to agree that Edward the troll was incredibly well done. Hit the jump to see test footage that features the many facial movements for Edward's animatronic head.

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In the film, Edward is a big, giant Troll that can be lovable at times, but can also dish out some well deserved punishment. At times Edward is actually, shockingly violent, even for an R rated film. But to be fair, it's portrayed in a fun way, just like with the numerous exploding heads.

For me, Edward is the bright spot in a rather atrocious film. The role of Edward was actually played by Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th). He is the man inside the suit, but the head is animatronic, controlled by special effects gurus. Check out the test footage below.





Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton), fifteen years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.

The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Famke Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches' gathering during the upcoming 'Blood Moon' night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.




Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, directed by Tommy Wirkola, the cast includes Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Derek Mears and Peter Stormare. The story is about Hansel and Gretel, grown up bounty hunters, that have dedicated their lives to exterminating witches. The film will hit theaters January 11th, 2013

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ManofSteel22 - 1/31/2013, 5:58 PM
Thats [frick]ing creepy how real it looks
JorLBola - 1/31/2013, 6:23 PM
No CGI ?? wow!
Boogie138 - 1/31/2013, 7:13 PM
sweet, may have a reason to see this now
KeefNCookies - 1/31/2013, 7:47 PM
Bravo puppeteers. Bravo.
aztecRaingod - 1/31/2013, 8:36 PM
Fantastic.
Bigred20 - 1/31/2013, 8:50 PM
i thought this movie was fvcking awesum
Doppelganger - 1/31/2013, 9:11 PM
Gretel was the only good thing about the movie... oh and the last 5 min of the film which the whole damn movie should have looked like.
Such a bad movie.
GUNSMITH - 1/31/2013, 10:09 PM
PRACTICAL FEEL WAY MORE GENUINE AN REAL. YOU GET SO DRENCHED IN CG NOWADAYS YOU KNOW WHAT IS..BUT PRACTICAL FX ARE AWESOME.

SPOILER-ISH:::

-I THOUGHT THIS TROLL WAS POSSIBLY THEIR FATHER TRANSFORMED BY THE HEAD WITCH...
Mystery - 2/1/2013, 12:30 AM
wow, that was animatronics??!?!? Mind blown...
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2013, 2:08 AM
Edward rules :)

The movie could have been alot better without Hansel & Gretel twist. Just no name brother and sister hunting Witches.
riseofloganX36 - 2/1/2013, 6:22 AM
it was done realy well but i think some sceans it was cgi. And the guy in the suit was the guy who played jason in friday the 13th.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
PapaMidnite - 2/1/2013, 8:52 AM
WOW!

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