The Last Witch Hunter, which is being set up to launch a new franchise for star Vin Diesel, has been given an October 23, 2015 release date by Lionsgate.

The Last Witch Hunter follows an immortal witch hunter in modern day New York who must team up with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop a coven from unleashing a deadly plague on humanity. The fantasy adventure also stars Rose Leslie, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

The Last Witch Hunter takes the slot recently vacated by The Conjuring 2. Warner Bros. has another untitled horror movie set to open that day. The big competition for Vin Diesel will be Jem and the Holograms, based on the 80s Hasbro animated series and toy line.

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Directed by Breck Eisner, The Last Witch Hunter is currently shooting in Pittsburgh and will wrap in December.

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