Almost exactly one year ago, Summit Entertainment paid an undisclosed hefty sum for The Last Witch Hunter, a pitch from the Priest adaptation screenwriter Cory Goodman. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov was attached at the time. Some of us got excited and some of us didn’t, but we all quickly got back to what we were doing because this was clearly something that was quite a ways off.
Maybe not for too much longer, though. With Bekmambetov keeping busy on the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s mashup novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Summit is now considering alternatives, Deadline reports. Breck Eisner, who directed last year’s kinda-great remake of George Romero’s The Crazies, is in early talks to helm the Goodman pitch.
The Last Witch Hunter follows, as you may have already figured out from the title, the last in a line of people who are charged with keeping the lot of us safe from witches and warlocks. Apparently, none of these people has heard of Harry Potter. I’m actually kind of looking forward to seeing some evil witchy-type stuff at the movies, and Eisner proved with The Crazies that he can bring the scary. Bring it on, Summit!
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