I think at this point, from over the last decade, we are all a bit tired of witch, vampire, and werewolf stories. There may be one here or one there that surprises us, but for the most part they are all the same basic thing. But that doesn’t stop people from making them as we get our first look at Vin Diesel in his new witch flick, The Last Witch Hunter.
The image isn’t much, but it gives us a little bit of insight to what Diesel will look like while hunting down his enemies. As you can see, besides the big giant hairy coat he’s sporting, he’s rocking a grizzly old beard, which we have never seen from Diesel before.
Take a look:
The big, giant official synopsis reads like this:
Five hundred years ago, war raged between humankind and witches, vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe, including Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay an all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments before her death, the Queen exacted her revenge by cursing Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Kaulder has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones.
Today, he is the only one of his kind–-the last witch hunter. With the help of Father Dolan, a Catholic priest, and a mystical arsenal hidden beneath New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he continues to pursue the renegades and outlaws who endanger humanity. Chief among their adversaries is Belial, a powerful rebel witch who Kaulder believes has found a way to restore the Queen Witch to power and reignite her campaign to destroy the human world.
With the help of Chloe, a goodhearted young witch (Rose Leslie), Kaulder sets out to stop Belial before he can set his plan in motion, but allies in unexpected places keep the evil witch one step ahead in a cunning cat-and-mouse pursuit that will determine the survival of the human race.
I’m interested to see other things on this movie. I’m an obvious fan of Diesel as the guy kicks ass, a huge fan of Rose Leslie ever since her first appearance on Game of Thrones, and Elijah Wood is definitely an interesting add to this type of movie.
The Last Witch Hunter has no set release date. Directed by Breck Eisner starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, and Julie Engelbrecht.
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