The "Bourne" franchise's sideways sequel is going to be getting its own sequel.
Universal Pictures has been rolling out big announcements at CinemaCon, but the one that's got us most intrigued is that a "The Bourne Legacy 2" is in the works. The fate of that movie seemed uncertain since "The Bourne Legacy" performed just average in the box office, and did the worst of all four "Bourne" films. But Universal claims it is "actively working" on a second "Bourne Legacy" film, even though the studio didn't get any more specific than that.
What a badass might do in a given situation is largely a mystery to those who haven't mastered the arts of coolness, toughness, and general awesomery, but with some help from "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunter" stars Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner, anyone can learn how to be untouchable.
On the latest episode of After Hours with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Renner and Arterton share their secrets for what takes to dominate the world and just be a badass.
First tip: Don't suck.
Get the full lesson from Arterton and Renner in the video above, and tell us what you learned on Twitter!
By Hannah Soo Park
Not everyone can pull off skintight leather get-ups, engage in a little crossbow-slinging action and, all the while, make everything look completely effortless. No, no, slaying evil witches as a full-time gig requires a serious lesson in badass-ery. And that's exactly what we got from "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" stars Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz recently sat down with the pair (who play the famous siblings), and even managed to get them to spill their tips for "the aspiring badass." So brace yourself for a real learning experience (and be prepared to read the word "badass" over and over again), because we're about to dish out all of the highlights:
By Hannah Soo Park
Perfecting a shrilling cackle apparently isn't the only challenge that comes with tackling the role of a wicked witch.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" star Famke Janssen, who said that half the battle of playing Muriel, the movie's chief villain, was looking the part—and dealing with the makeup that came with it.
"I mean unless you've actually had prosthetic makeup on your face, it's this hypothetical idea of what that would be like, and it doesn't seem so daunting as the reality of it is," she said.
By Hannah Soo Park
"Hansel and Gretel," the original Brothers Grimm tale—you know, the one that involves a cannibalistic witch with a particular bloodlust for lonely, lost children—is, well, pretty darn grim to begin with.
And Tommy Wirkola's film, "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," seems to get into even darker territory in exploring what might unfold if Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) decided to act on their childhood trauma and kill witches for a living. Throw in the blood-spattering gore, cursing and tongue-in-cheek humor, and we're left with less of a fable and more of a pulpy, R-rated affair.
MTV News caught up with one of the film's stars, Famke Janssen, who discussed the appeal of that unique approach.
By Hannah Soo Park
Sorry haters, but putting a violent spin on sugar-sweet fairytales is one trend Hollywood isn't letting go of anytime soon.
The live-action reboot concept made a splash again last summer with "Snow White and the Huntsman," and kicking off this year's list of anticipated childhood-favorites-turned-badass-action-movies is "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," which just debuted a new red band trailer on Collider. So brace yourself for plenty of ridiculous blood, gore and sex—all of which aren't suitable for work, obviously.
Check out the new NSFW trailer after the jump!
No matter your initial thoughts or skepticism about "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," the early promotion and teaser trailers have done a good job in selling the film's bottom line, which seems to be a blend of fantasy, action and a little camp thrown in for good measure.
Monday's premiere of the film's red band trailer further sells that point in emphasizing the fact that the heroic siblings we all know from the classic fairy tale have grown up to be relentless, kick-ass witch assassins. Take Jeremy Renner's voiceover as Hansel for instance, he starts things off by bragging about their chosen profession and then playfully throws it in the audience's face, "We kill witches. What do you do?"
By Colin Greten
Although he has not completely ruled out the possibility of it, Matt Damon does not seem to be interested in doing another "Bourne" movie.
Damon made the franchise, playing the title character in three installments that were all very successful, and then Jeremy Renner took over as a new main character in last summer's "Bourne Legacy," which was decently successful with writer/director Tony Gilroy at the helm.
The original "Bourne" leading man, however, does not want to interfere with the story of the newest film as he explained, "From what I understand it kind of relives ["The Bourne Ultimatum"] from a different perspective" and "whatever they said [in "Legacy"] is true and so we'd have to acknowledge it in any Bourne movie that we'd do. And that makes it really tough."
Well, it may be nearly a year late, but "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" will be hitting theaters this coming January, and now there is a trailer, letting us all know what kind of witch slaying is in store for us.
The revisionist fairytale stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular brother-sister duo. As Renner's narration explains, after their first famous run-in with a witch, Hansel and Gretel couldn't kick the habit and went into the hunting business.
Check out the first trailer after the jump!
One of the action centerpieces from "The Bourne Legacy" was also featured in many of the trailers. In it, stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz tear through downtown Manila on a motorcycle and eventually—wait for it—grind down a railing on it.
When MTV News sat down with Renner and director Tony Gilroy, they shared their experiences making the 45-minute action sequence.
"I'm happy that I didn't get injured," Renner said. "I'm pretty proud of that, because I did a lot of work to not get injured."