Norwegian helmer Tommy Wirkola grabbed our attention a few years back when IFC imported his gory love letter to Sam Raimi-like carnage, Dead Snow, which concerned the rise of Nazi zombies who proceeded to tear up a group of vacationers.
This week, he makes his U.S. debut with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, a film that features its fare share of bloodshed and enthusiasm that is tantamount to the energy Wirkola brought to Dead Snow.
ShockTillYouDrop.com caught up to Wirkola – slightly drained from a very long flight – in Beverly Hills where he talked about retaining his vision for Hansel & Gretel, right down to the practical FX. They also touched on his first Hollywood experience, how Will Ferrell’s company got the project moving, the film’s delay, the actress from Cold Prey who makes an appearance, Dead Snow 2 and the comedy he produced.
You can check out the interview by clicking here.