This past week has been packed with lots of new trailer releases - from The Jungle Book to Steve Jobs and many more. However, the slew of new reveals isn't over just yet as Vin Diesel's forthcoming film The Last Witch Hunter has received a brand-new trailer, along with a whole slew of character posters.
Just this past week, the actor's last smash-hit, blockbuster, Furious 7, released on Blu-Ray and DVD whilst production has also recently began on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, for which Diesel will be returning to voice the first film's beloved, badass tree Groot. And, now, as the release date for his next project, fantasy epic The Last Witch Hunter draws nearer, some new marketing materials have been released to continue showing us just why this actor is an unstoppable talent force to be reckoned with - just look at his filmography!
This evening, IGN released the new trailer for the film and it's pretty fantastical and wondrous for sure. The visuals and SFX look absolutely incredible, as do the action sequences. It certainly looks like a crazy, fun flick but, unfortunately, it all feels a little too familiar and the reveal doesn't do too much to show it off as a unique, unconventional fantasy picture. The ensemble joining Vin Diesel, however, is stellar and there's certainly a lot of promise so there's a lot to be intrigued about, at the very least.
Accompanying the reveal, a whole slew of character posters for the blockbuster have also been unveiled and they look pretty cool. Again, everything related to this film looks visually marvellous - these one-sheets included. Featured on the posters are Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Rose Leslie and, of course, Vin Diesel's titular Witch Hunter himself. There's a dark, almost horror-like atmosphere created by the sheets and they're just gorgeous to look at.
Here's the film's official synopsis:
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.
With Breck Eisner at the helm and starring Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Julie Engelbrecht and Michael Caine, The Last Witch Hunter opens, over in the U.S, on October 23rd, 2015 and will reach us, here in the UK, the following month, on November 6th, 2015.
Check out the trailer and posters below:
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