Atli Orvarsson has signed on to score next year’s action comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The movie directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) is a continuation of the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel fairy tale and stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare.¬† The film is set 15 years after Hansel and Gretel killed the witch who kidnapped them. The siblings have now evolved into bounty hunters who pursue witches. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Chris Henchy (The Other Guys, Entourage), Kevin J. Messick (A Lot Like Love) and Beau Flynn (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Journey to the Center of the Earth) are producing.¬†Wirkola co-wrote the screenplay with D.W. Harper. The movie was shot in Germany this spring and is currently in post production. The project marks Orvarsson’s highest profile scoring assignment in a while. His previous credits include the thriller Vantage Point, the sci-fi movie Babylon A.D. and this year’s Season of the Witch and The Eagle. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to be released on March 2, 2012 by Paramount Pictures.