When you think of Vin Diesel, you probably think of the big, burly, bald-headed lead from the Fast & Furious movies. In the latest trailer for his upcoming The Last Witch Hunter, however, things are a wee bit different, as he has a ferocious mane for his enemies to contend with.
His powerful new hairdo, not to mention one hell of a rugged beard, are on full display in the new trailer from IGN. Granted, we’ve seen glimpses of both, but never quite so much as here. And as outlandish and crazy as the earlier looks at The Last Witch Hunter have been, they don’t hold a candle to this new one; this movie looks absolutely bonkers, and I can totally get behind that.
From what we can see here, Diesel’s new do is generally confined to flashbacks, or when he has Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones take him to the "dream world," which looks suspiciously like a flashback. The rest of the time he looks like, well, the Vin Diesel that you know and love, and who spends a lot of his onscreen time behind the wheel of a badass car.
But the action in this new trailer looks crazy as hell and all kinds of weird, there are people turning into demons and all kinds of lunacy. The story revolves around Kaulder (Diesel), an immortal witch hunter, the "greatest soldier of the Axe and Cross," a group who apparently makes it their business to do battle with witches and the like. From the old timey scenes, you can tell he has been alive for quite a long time, and those scenes with his family indicate that he has experience no shortage of loss—one of the chief drawbacks of immortality is that you have to watch everyone you love get old and die, at least that’s what movies have taught me. When the Witch Queen returns to destroy humanity, however, Kaulder must go to New York City and stop a bunch of covens from coming together to destroy humanity by unleashing a vicious plague. Isn’t that always how it goes?
Check out the trailer, which features a cover of The Rolling Stones’ classic "Paint it Black" as recorded by Ciara.
Aside from the beards and the mayhem, you also get a glimpse of a few of Diesel and Leslie’s co-stars, a roster that includes the likes of Michael Caine, who narrates this trailer in his soothing voice, and Elijah Wood, who looks like he’s going to be some kind of wacky priest sidekick. So that should be fun.
Directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara), The Last Witch Hunter looks like it could either be really, really bad, or just nuts enough to be a complete and total blast. We’ll get to see for ourselves when it opens on October 23. Vin Disel is confident it'll be great, as he already has sequels on the mind.