Lionsgate has release a sizzle reel and a pair of new clips for Vin Diesel‘s turn to the fantastical, The Last Witch Hunter. Diesel stars as Kaulder, a…you know, witch hunter, cursed with immortality; forever separated from his loved ones in the afterlife. As the last of his kind, he’s spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, but when the covens of New York City threaten to unleash a plague on humanity, Kaulder partners with his natural enemy, a female witch (Rose Leslie), to stop them.
Watch the new Last Witch Hunter clips and sizzle reel below.. Directed by Breck Eisner, the film also stars Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Julie Engelbrecht, and Michael Caine. The Last Witch Hunter opens in theaters on October 23rd.
This movie just looks like fun; solid, seasonally apropos, pre-Halloween witchy fun. Watching Vin Diesel kick ass, spout one-liners, and generally do cool, tough guy stuff is always a good time. There’s some generic fantasy tropes going on, but it the world itself looks well-imagined, and hell’s bells, it’s an original script, not IP. The trailers have been promising and the supporting cast is pretty great, so I’m all aboard for this one.
Here’s the official Last Witch Hunter synopsis:
The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.