The first teaser trailer for Breck Eisner‘s The Last Witch Hunter offered a peek at what Kaulder (Vin Diesel) is up against as, well, the world’s very last witch hunter, but Lionsgate just unveiled a brand new trailer for the film and it delves much deeper into Kaulder’s past and the evil he faces in the present. Kaulder was once a member of an army of witch hunters, but before he could slay the Queen Witch, she cursed him with her immortality and now he’s the only one of his kind left.
The promo may be a bit over the top in certain respects, but it looks as though Eisner and the cast embrace it, and that could be key to making it all work. Plus, the mythology is pretty intriguing, especially Kaulder’s relationship with the order of the Axe and Cross. It certainly seems like there’s an opportunity to do some serious world building here, and perhaps enough to justify a sequel as Diesel teased a couple of months back.
Check out the new The Last Witch Hunter trailer for yourself below and click here to catch my chat with Diesel. The movie is set to open on October 23rd and also stars Rose Leslie, 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.