Summit Entertainment announced today that Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyer’s Club, Meet Bill) has signed on to provide a screenplay polish on director Breck Eisner’s upcoming supernatural actioner The Last Witch Hunter. It was originally penned by Cory Goodman and revised by D.W. Harper. Vin Diesel is attached to headline.
In The Last Witch Hunter, an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity.
Mark Canton is producing via his Mark Canton Productions banner along with Bernie Goldmann, and Diesel via his One Race Entertainment banner. Lakeshore Entertainment has joined as a partner on the project, and will co-finance and co-produce the film, with the companys Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid executive producing. Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Geoff Shaevitz, Summit Entertainments President of Production, and Matthew Janzen, Lionsgates Vice President of Production and Development, will oversee the project for the studio.
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