Earlier this week we reported that Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov was attached to a new project at Summit Entertainment called The Last Witch Hunter. They only thing we knew at the time was that the story follows one of the last witch hunters, a breed that keeps the population of witches and warlocks in check. They are about to repopulate in a major way unless he can stop them. Now thanks to IESB there are tons of spoiler filled details on what this movie is actually about, and it sounds pretty freakin awesome.
Here are a couple excerpts from the from the article. To read the full movie description make sure to head on over to IESB.
This all started long before our times, but for now we are starting in Manhattan, on a bus. An old woman wearing tattered clothing enters a bus and steals one strand of hair from the bus driver which she knots. The rest of the passengers can't take their eyes off her. Suddenly the driver grabs at his chest before falling forward. The bus veers into traffic on the opposite side of the street and explodes into a ball of fire. The only survivor the mysterious woman, now with eyes of black.
They have been walking among us since the beginning. They call themselves Haxen and are not the biggest fans of daylight. The witches abilities have brought a fear into the hearts of many Examples of this fear of witches can be found in historical events such as The Crusades and The Salem Witch Trials. This is why the Haxen have hid for many centuries and have broken up into what we know as covens. Each nationality has their own coven of witches, Hispanic "brujas" in the Bronx, and witches of African heritage in Harlem. The only one who has the ability to stop them is the immortal Nightshade.
After reading the full description, I'm definitely psyched about seeing this film brought to life. With Bekmambetov attached to the project it seriously sounds like it's going to be a really engaging and fun movie.
What do you think about the story of this film?