Vin Diesel might not yet be over the phenomenal success of Furious 7, and already the buzz around his next film is doing the rounds. That ain’t a bad thing for the actor or the studio at all. But we are so accustomed now to seeing Vin Diesel racing cars, that the sight of him with a sword in hand seems out of place. Though that is what The Last Witch Hunter is offering. A darker fantasy tale to further cement the action star credentials of Vin Diesel. By the looks of the first teaser trailer, Vin Diesel fans are going to enjoy it!
What’s the plot about: Nothing complicated here. The movie is about the last witch hunter (as the title suggests) who has to battle against an uprising of witches who plan to destroy humanity by way of a horrific plague.
Who’s directing it: Breck Eisner is directing the movie. He may not be a common household name, but back in 2005, he did direct the entertaining adventure flick Sahara starring Matthew McConaughey. His next theatrical release was the lesser known 2010 film The Crazies. After another five-year gap, Eisner returns to the action-adventure genre, with a bit of fantasy too this time.
Who else is in the cast: Apart from leading man Vin Diesel, the movie stars Michael Caine (whose voiceover is as impressive as ever in the trailer), Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie (aka Ygritte in Games of Thrones).
Where to watch the trailer: Right here! It’s a short teaser trailer but an entertaining one for those who do not mind senseless fantasy films with good visual effects.
The Last Witch Hunter is scheduled to release in the USA on October 23, 2015.