In case you didn’t know, Vin Diesel is a pretty big Dungeons & Dragons fan and his love of the game actually came into play big time on The Last Witch Hunter. (If you haven’t seen it, click here to check out a picture of his birthday cake. It’s incredible.) Diesel leads the film as Kaulder. Back in the day, Kaulder was part of a whole army of witch hunters but then the Queen Witch cursed him with her own immortality and now, in modern day, he’s the only one left.
In honor of the release of the film’s brand new trailer, I got the chance to sit down with Diesel to discuss how his love of D&D influenced the film, what it means to be a “Dream Walker” and why The Last Witch Hunter has some serious franchise potential. You can catch the full chat in the video interview below and, in case you missed it, be sure to click here to watch the new trailer. The Last Witch Hunter hits theaters on October 23rd and also stars Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine.
- How his love of Dungeons & Dragons influenced the movie.
- Diesel explains what a “Dream Walker” is and teases Kaulder’s romance with Rose Leslie’s character.
- Diesel on the movie’s potential as a franchise-starter.
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.