Summit Try To Cast A Spell With Witch Franchise
From the studio that brought us vampires and werewolves in The Twilight Saga, we’re now going to get witches.
Summit Entertainment have just made a deal with Priest writer Cory Goodman for his pitch of The Last Witch Hunter.
According to DeadlineHollywood the six-figure deal has franchise potential and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov (pictured) is working on a deal to produce and direct the project.
Deadline describes the story as, ‘The protagonist is one of the last remaining witch hunters, a breed that keeps the population of witches and warlocks in check. They are about to repopulate in a major way unless he can stop them.’
Goodman is having a good time of it lately; Priest was his first ever screenplay and he’s also working on a remake of 70s horror The Brood.
Unlike Warner Bros., which have been kept happy by Harry Potter for eight movies, Summit are looking for something to fill the gap that Twilight will leave in the market and in the hearts of 14 year old girls.