The trailer for The Last Witch Hunter is the kind of goofy, elaborate, earnest fantasy that always wins me over.
I had to double check that this movie isn't based on anything, because it seems like an existing property, doesn't it? A book or video game or Dio album, something. But no, it's just an out-of-nowhere fantasy film following Vin Diesel as he leaps in between dream world and awake world, killing witches, wooing Rose Leslie (she's a witch who hunts witches) and making paygrade jokes with his priest sidekick Elijah Wood. It just looks like a fun time.
It's also got a pretty involved story synopsis:
The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.
And I have to say, I'm into all of that. There is simply no way I won't watch a movie where an immortal Vin Diesel hunts witches with Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie. I AM SEEING THAT MOVIE.