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.