MUSIC FOR A GRIM FAIRY TALE
December 11, 2019
Rob Scores GRETEL & HANSEL
French composer Rob (aka Robin Coudert) (MANIAC, REVENGE, HORNS) is composing the original score for the upcoming fantasy horror movie GRETEL & HANSEL. Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the movie follows a young girl who leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. The film is directed by Osgood Perkins (THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER); Alice Krige plays Holda, the dangerous witch in the woods; the film also features Sophia Lillis (from the IT films) as Gretel, Sammy Leakey (Hansel), Charles Babalola (the Huntsman), and Jessica De Gouw (young Holda).
“In the title, the names are reversed, which obviously caught my attention,” said director Perkins in an interview at EW. “It’s awfully faithful to the original story, it’s got really only three principal characters: Hansel, Gretel, and the Witch “We tried to find a way to make it more of a coming of age story. I wanted Gretel to be somewhat older than Hansel, so it didn’t feel like two twelve-year-olds — rather a sixteen-year-old and an eight-year-old. There was more of a feeling like Gretel having to take Hansel around everywhere she goes, and how that can impede one’s own evolution, how our attachments and the things that we love can sometimes get in the way of our growth.”
The film is set to be released by Orion Pictures on January 31, 2020.
– via filmmusicreporter and EW.
Watch the film’s trailer: