Vin Diesel seems like a dude who would agree to hunt witches. He has the athleticism to accomplish the task, and he has that look that says I will take any strange and dangerous job provided I’m paid up front. He would have made an awesome Death Eater, but since the Harry Potter movies are done with, he’ll have to set his sights on someone other than Hermione.

According to The Wrap, Diesel is currently circling The Last Witch Hunter. The Lionsgate-Summit owned script focuses on a modern day witch infestation in Manhattan and the only man capable of putting it down. Obviously, the Fast and the Furious star is the man for the job, provided all involved can negotiate a price and an acceptable shooting schedule.

The Cory Goodman-penned script was sold two years ago. At the time, Timur Bekmambetov of Wanted fame was on board to direct. He’s since been replaced by Breck Eisner who did The Crazies. It’s unclear what rating Summit might shoot for as the project goes into production, but given the two directors they’ve been interested in and Diesel’s skill set, you’d have to imagine they’re looking to focus more on the action element and less on the weirdness of witches existing.

If Diesel does board, this project should progress quickly. Eisner is attached to the Stretch Armstrong movie, but since that’s not due until 2014, he should be able to squeeze this in first. We’ll keep you updated.

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