First Look: Vin Diesel in THE LAST WITCH HUNTER Movie

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Vin Diesel has taken his preferred social media outlet to reveal the first  look at his character in a new fantasy action flick, The Last Witch Hunter, which has just started production.

In the Breck Eisner-directed film, Fast & Furious franchise star plays an immortal witch hunter named Kaulder who teams with his natural enemy, a witch (Rose Leslie), to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague that could destroy humanity.

A script re-written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt) is based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D.W. Harper and Melisa Wallack.

Michael Caine, Elijah Wood, and Rose Leslie also star in the film which Lionsgate will release in theaters, but a release date is yet to be revealed. The film is expected to hit theaters some time in 2016.

Check out the image that shows the character as he appears in the 13th century.

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And here is a summary of what literally takes place in The Last Witch Hunter film.

Five hundred years ago, war raged between humankind and witches, vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe, including KAULDER (Vin Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay an all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments before her death, the Queen exacted her revenge by cursing Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Kaulder has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones.

Today, he is the only one of his kind–the last witch hunter. With the help of FATHER DOLAN, a Catholic priest, and a mystical arsenal hidden beneath New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he continues to pursue the renegades and outlaws who endanger humanity. Chief among their adversaries is BELIAL, a powerful rebel witch who Kaulder believes has found a way to restore the Queen Witch to power and reignite her campaign to destroy the human world.

With the help of CHLOE, a goodhearted young witch, Kaulder sets out to stop Belial before he can set his plan in motion, but allies in unexpected places keep the evil witch one step ahead in a cunning cat-and-mouse pursuit that will determine the survival of the human race.

Huh. this is going to be a little bit Highlander.