Lionsgate has released a big new trailer for The Last Witch Hunter, Vin Diesel’s upcoming fantasy actioner.
Diesel plays Kaulder, a warrior who managed to kill the Queen Witch, but not before she cursed him with her own immortality, separating him from his wife and daughter in the afterlife. Now, in the modern world, the Queen is resurrected, and she ain’t happy.
Breck Eisner (Sahara, The Crazies) directs from a screenplay by Cory Goodman (Priest), Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the latter two of which penned last year’s Dracula Untold.
This one could go either way. This new trailer does tease at a bit of an enjoyable outing, as long as we stay away from the likes of I Frankenstein and Priest. The action looks serviceable and Diesel does his thing, let’s just hope the silliness is either kept down to a minimum or is pushed into the giddy fun levels of Diesel’s Furious 7.
The Last Witch Hunter, also starring Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, and Michael Caine, hits the U.S. on October 23 and Australia on October 29.
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.