A supernatural thriller about witches is not something you’d probably peg Vin Diesel as leading man material for, but that he is in the upcoming film The Witch Hunter. Diesel plays Kaulder, an immortal witch hunter on a quest to save New York City from its various covens; the wrench in the works being that he has to pair up with a witch to do so.
Rose Leslie, who you may recognize from her role of Ygritte on Game of Thrones, plays the aforementioned witch. The film, directed by Breck Eisner and with a screenplay by Cory Goodman, also stars Michael Caine and Elijah Wood.
Lionsgate, through its Summit Entertainment banner, is set to release the film October 23rd. After watching the trailer, things make a little more sense than when initially trying to connect “Vin Diesel” and “witches”. He’s fighting with guns and flaming swords and seems to be quite in his element as more of a “soldier” type of character.