For those anxious to see Vin Diesel back in action after the insanity of Furious 7, Lionsgate has release a new The Last Witch Hunter trailer and a set of character posters for the fantasy action film. Diesel stars as Kaulder, an immortal — you guessed it — witch hunter who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch (Rose Leslie), to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity.
The story looks like relatively generic fantasy stuff, but the visuals look great and it’s always fun to watch Vin Diesel kick ass, drop one-liners, and generally do his thing. Apparently Lionsgate is already eyeing a sequel, so they must have some confidence in it.
Watch the new Last Witch Hunter trailer below (via IGN), and scroll down to check out the posters. Directed by Breck Eisner, the film also stars Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Julie Engelbrecht, and Michael Caine. The Last Witch Hunter opens in theaters on October 23rd.
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.