So I kinda sorta totally forgot about this movie. It sounds really awesome though. THR reports that the lovely Rose Leslie (pictured), who stars as Ygritte in “Game of Thrones”, is joining Vin Diesel in THE LAST WITCH HUNTER. Leslie will play a witch and love interest opposite Diesel. Nice. It's great to see Leslie branch out into the horror genre lately with HONEYMOON and now this. Hopefully we'll be seeing even more of her around these parts in the future!
Breck Eisner takes the helm of this one, which sees a semi-immortal witch hunter (Diesel) wandering the streets of modern New York City forced to partner with his natural enemy, a female witch. The two must stop a villainous witch queen from obtaining a relic and unleashing plague upon humanity.
Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt) recently did a polish on the script, which found life as a pitch by Cory Goodman. D.W. Harper and Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack also worked on the script. Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing. Samantha Vincent of One Race and Adam Goldworm are also exec producing. Erik Feig, Geoff Shaevitz and Matthew Janzen will oversee the project for Summit.
An August start date in Pittsburgh is being eyed. Look for more soon!