Global action hero Vin Diesel heads an impressive cast of actors in the non-stop action film The Last Witch Hunter, a gorgeously rendered, explosively physical and thoroughly original fantasy adventure.
Set in a world never before seen on screen, the story spans over 800 years of one man’s quest to keep an army of vicious supernatural creatures determined to wipe out humanity at bay.
Diesel takes on the role of Kaulder, the centuries-o ld guardian of the human world who has lost his family, friends and perhaps even his hope in the battle against the dark forces.
Kaulder is the last living hunter who has spent his immortal life tracking down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost family. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Witch Queen has been resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer, leading to an epic battle that will determine the survival of mankind.
Also, the cast of The Last Witch Hunter has deep roots in the action-fantasy genre, featuring alumni of Games of Thrones, as well as the Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight, Hobbit and Riddick franchises.
“I believe no one has ever put together a cast that features so many heroes of other mythological adventures,” says producer Mark Canton, who also produced worldwide blockbusters such as 300, 300: Rise of an Empire and Immortals.
Names include Michael Caine (“The Dark Knight” trilogy), Elijah Wood (“Hobbit”), and Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”). Rounding out the cast are Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, HBO’s “True Detective”), Julie Engelbrecht (The Red Baron, Rumpelstilzchen), Isaach de Bankolé (Casino Royale), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), and Rena Owen (Star Wars: Episode III —Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones). Also appearing are Lotte Verbeek (The Fault In Our Stars), Michael Halsey (Ticker), Inbar Lavi (Fox’s “Gang Related”), Sloane Coombs (“Cleveland Abduction”), and Armani Jackson (Cooties, “Grey’s Anatomy”).
From Pioneer Films, The Last Witch Hunter opens today.