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

     March 16, 2011

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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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