‘Wanted’ Director Attached to ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 16th, 2013 at 12:00 am,

wicked witch Wanted Director Attached to The Last Witch Hunter

The Last Witch Hunter.  The title says it all, folks.  Timur Bekmambetov.  If ever there was a self-explanatory name… just kidding.

Deadline reports that Summit Entertainment (The Hurt Locker, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) purchased a pitch from Priest scribe Cory Goodman about one of the last in an undoubtedly-righteous breed of civil servants who keep witches from overpopulating for the sake of mankind. Bekmambetov is reportedly making a deal to produce and direct.

About the film: remember I mentioned witches?  Guess what.  Those witches are vying for an uncontrolled explosion in their population, Jurassic Park-style.  Now, remember the title?  Struggle ensues.

Bekmambetov is probably best-known (state-side) for both co-producing the animated film 9 with the visionary Tim Burton and directing Wanted.  Outside of the U.S., he’s known for directing the vampire flicks Nochnoi Dozor and Dnevnoy Dozor (translation: Night Watch and Day Watch).  No word yet on who’s to star in the film.

Want more info on the film itself?  Check out IESB‘s in-depth synopsis of the story.

No official word on when The Last Witch Hunter will be released.

Source: DeadlineIESB

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  1. I just read the synopsis on IESB's site and while this does sound like a movie I would be interested in, it sounds a lot like Blade, except it's witches, not vampires. I can see a special effects driven film, very dark, very violent, and it had better have an R-rating.

  2. I think your picture of a witch should be what their make-up artist strives to achieve. Sounds like an interesting story. I don't think I'll be waiting on the edge of my seat for casting rumors like I have for certain other movies, but it will be one that I'll keep my eye on.

  3. I just read the synopsis on IESB's site and while this does sound like a movie I would be interested in, it sounds a lot like Blade, except it's witches, not vampires. I can see a special effects driven film, very dark, very violent, and it had better have an R-rating.

  4. I think your picture of a witch should be what their make-up artist strives to achieve. Sounds like an interesting story. I don't think I'll be waiting on the edge of my seat for casting rumors like I have for certain other movies, but it will be one that I'll keep my eye on.

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