Lionsgate has released the first The Last Witch Hunter trailer online. Directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies), the film stars Vin Diesel as Kaldur, an immortal witch hunter who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch (Rose Leslie), to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. I like how Vin Diesel is essentially playing Vin Diesel in this film. There’s no pretense: this is a movie in which Vin Diesel hunts and kills witches, and the trailer teases exactly that. It gives off a strong “I want to be a superhero movie” vibe while seemingly hiding some of its more fantastical qualities, but that may turn out differently in the final film.
Check out the trailer and poster below, via MTV. The Last Witch Hunter opens in theaters on October 23rd, and also stars Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, and Julie Engelbrecht.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Last Witch Hunter:
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.