Vin Diesel, giver of gifts, has once again lived up to his moniker by taking to Facebook to announce a sequel for his impending action/fantasy flick The Last Witch Hunter is in the works... Months before the first has even released.
The man with 93 million follows on the social media behemoth revealed that Lionsgate are "so excited" with the movie, the production company want to tie him down for the follow up, and seemingly craft themselves a franchise:
So the studio apparently is so excited by the Last Witch Hunter - The Axe and Cross franchise... that they are already commencing on the next one.
The first one doesn't hit theaters until October 23rd, yet they want me to commit and already block out time to film it.
As always, I love to hear your feedback...
And boy did he get some feedback! Fans were loving and vocal toward their chrome-domed hero, and offered up some pretty cool nuggets of advice:
Leaving A Legacy
The movie follows Kaulder, the last remaining witch hunter, who must side with the enemy in order to take down a much graver threat. Here's the synopsis:
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.
What do you think?
This could easily turn into a franchise due to a strong premise, and a bit of fantasy in cinemas would be a welcomed and momentary distraction from super-movies (and I stress "momentary", I need my super-movie fix!), plus good for his bank balance.
So Mr. Diesel, will you leave yourself open for other roles, or jump aboard a new franchise?
(Source: Vin Diesel/Facebook)