We’ve been talking about The Last Witch Hunter for what feels like an age, and finally a release date has been announced, so we now know how much longer we will have to wait to see what could be a truly epic fantasy horror.
Summit Entertainment have announced that the film, directed by Breck Eisner, will be released in US cinemas 23rd October 2015. I would imagine the UK will follow very shortly after.
The Last Witch Hunter is directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies), and the cast includes Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Rose Leslie and Julie Engelbrecht.
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.