Vin Diesel Reveals New THE LAST WITCH HUNTER Images Featuring Kaulder’s Crazy Beard, Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood

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Is Vin Diesel an honorary member of The Last Witch Hunter marketing team or something?  Not only did he get to reveal the very first image from the film, but now he’s got a bunch more to share.  Diesel leads the film as Kaulder, a witch hunter who’s got to stop an evil coven of witches from unleashing a nasty plague upon humanity, but in order to do so, he’s got to team up with one of his enemies, a young witch played by Rose Leslie.

Hit the jump to check out the latest The Last Witch Hunter images that popped up on Diesel’s Facebook page.  The film also stars Elijah Wood and Michael Caine.

Rose Leslie Talks HONEYMOON, GAME OF THRONES and Vin Diesel’s THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

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From director/co-writer Leigh Janiak, the indie feature Honeymoon follows young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who travel to a remote lake cottage for their honeymoon with the promise of some private time for romance.  But when Paul finds Bea out in the woods in the middle of the night, her behavior becomes increasingly peculiar and distant, and Paul begins to suspect that something sinister happened.

At the film’s press day, actress Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she got involved with the film, what it was like to collaborate with co-star Harry Treadaway, that she loved working in such a stripped down way, doing an American accent, why she liked the ambiguity of what happens to her character, and the experience of working in the cottage.  She also talked about her experience playing Ygritte on Game of Thrones, and her current project, The Last Witch Hunter, in which she’s playing a witch opposite Vin Diesel.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Vin Diesel Reveals Very First THE LAST WITCH HUNTER Image; Production is Underway

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Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine in a Breck Eisner film?  I’m in!  When news first broke that Summit Entertainment snatched up Cory Goodman’s The Last Witch Hunter pitch in a mid-six figure acquisition, it did catch my eye, but the premise alone wasn’t enough to spark much interest.  However, as the creative team started to come together, things changed big time.

Diesel is set to play an immortal witch hunter who’s forced to team up with his chief adversary, a female witch, in order to stop the evil covens of New York City from unleashing a plague and decimating humanity.  The project just went into production and Diesel opted to celebrate by sharing the very first photo from the film.  Hit the jump to check out The Last Witch Hunter image.

Ryan Reynolds is a CRIMINAL; Kathryn Hahn and Steve Zahn Meet CAPTAIN FANTASTIC; Jennifer Connelly Goes AMERICAN PASTORAL; Elijah Wood Joins THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

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Here’s another casting roundup for you guys:

  • Ryan Reynolds has joined the all-star cast of Criminal for Iceman director Ariel Vromen.
  • Jennifer Connelly has signed onto director Phillip Noyce’s America Pastoral, an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel.
  • Steve ZahnKathryn HahnMissi Pyle and Frank Langella (and others) have joined Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic for writer/director Matt Ross.
  • Elijah Wood will co-star in The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine for director Breck Eisner.

Hit the jump for more on these casting stories.

Producer Mark Canton Talks 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, the Sex Scene, POWER, THE LAST WITCH HUNTER with Vin Diesel, an IMMORTALS Sequel, and More

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Now playing in theaters is director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire.  In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.  I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass.  The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission.  It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February.  While many might have wondered if we needed a sequel to 300, I’m very happy they made it.

At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with producer Mark Canton.  He talked about working with Harold Ramis early in his career, making Rise of an Empire, the use of 3D, more sequels, Eva Green’s amazing performance, the sex scene, and future projects like Power (which will air on Starz), The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, the possibility of a sequel to Immortals (they’re trying to find the right story), a trilogy of films about a young Julius Caesar, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Brief Synopses for Lionsgate’s Cannes Sales Including THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2, DRAFT DAY, VENUS IN FUR, JOHN WICK, and More

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The Cannes Film Festival, like most major film festivals, is where studios deal behind the scenes to acquire films, although Cannes has the added touch of also packaging movies (which is why we’ve seen so many casting stories) and selling existing properties to foreign buyers. Lionsgate managed to sell nine of their movies, and their press release contains brief synopses for each of the films.  Some confirm what we already know, some provide new information, and some are Step Up 5 (“Fifth installment of Summit Entertainment’s successful STEP UP franchise”).

Hit the jump for the synopses as well as the cast and above-the-line crew.

Vin Diesel in Talks to Lead THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

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Hot on the heels of the first trailer for the significantly delayed genre pic Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, a witch hunting film of a different sort may have found its lead.  The Wrap reports that Vin Diesel is in talks to star in The Crazies director Breck Eisner’s The Last Witch Hunter.  Diesel would play one of the last remaining witch hunters who is tasked with “discouraging a group of witches and warlocks from reproducing.”  Vin Diesel: Cock Blocker was previously set up as a directing vehicle for Wanted’s Timur Bekmambetov, but he’s now only onboard in a producer role.  The script for the Lionsgate/Summit film was written by Cory Goodman (Priest).

Diesel is currently in London filming the Justin Lin-helmed sequel Fast & Furious 6, and he recently wrapped the third installment in his Chronicles of Riddick series, Riddick.  The actor is also attached to star in the Iron Giant-esque possible franchise-starter The Machine, in which he’ll play a government-created machine that must protect the family who’s harboring him.

Breck Eisner in Talks to Direct THE LAST WITCH HUNTER; Timur Bekmambetov Will Produce

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Breck Eisner (The Crazies) is in early talks to direct The Last Witch Hunter for Summit Entertainment.  (Not to be confused with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.)  The Last Witch Hunter centers on one of the last remaining witch hunters charged with the population control of witches and warlocks.  The magical breed is about to proliferate in “a major way” unless our protagonist can stop them.

According to Deadline, Cory Goodman (Priest) wrote the screenplay; Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will produce.  Eisner was mentioned in connection with the Ouija movie before McG landed the gig, and dropped out of the remake of The Brood late last year.  However, Eisner is still attached to remakes of Flash Gordon and Escape from New York, so The Last Witch Hunter has some competition on the way to becoming the director’s next film.

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