Vin Diesel (Fast and Furious, Pitch Black) has entered early talks to star in The Witch Hunter with Breck Eisner (The Crazies) attached to direct. The film focuses on an immortal witch hunter who teams with a female witch to prevent the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague upon humanity.
Here’s more from Deadline:
Breck Eisner has been set to directThe Last Witch Hunter, and Vin Diesel is in early talks to star. The film is being co-financed by Summit Entertainment and Emmett/Furla Films.
Summit is out to Diesel to play the Witch Hunter. Goodman’s script made the 2010 Black List. His manager, Adam Goldworm will be exec producer.
Diesel will next be seen starring alongside Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious 6, which is due for release on 24th May 2013. He will then star alongside Karl Urban (Dredd 3D, Star Trek) in Riddick, the threequel to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, which is due for release in the US on 6th September 2013.
Expect more developments on The Witch Hunter soon, including some confirmation on the film’s title.