“The Last Witch Hunter,” now being filmed in Pittsburgh with Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie, will open in theaters on Oct. 23, 2015.
Summit Entertainment announced the release date today.
Diesel plays the title character. Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortality, the last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
The lead actor is among the producers along with Pittsburgh native Bernie Goldmann, Mark Canton and Samantha Vincent. One Race Films and Goldmann Pictures are the production companies behind the action fantasy.
Diesel posted this dramatic photo on Facebook.
Can you name the four main food groups, according to Buddy the Elf? Or are you a cotton-headed ninny muggins?
No proponent of the food pyramid would approve but they’re candy, candy canes, candy corn and maple syrup.
If you are a lover of “Elf” with Will Ferrell – it’s must viewing each Christmas for many of us – you will be thrilled to know that NBC plans a stop-motion hourlong animated special, “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.”
It will air on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. and will star “The Big Bang Theory” Emmy winner Jim Parsons.
The voice cast also will include Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micuci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.
The special will have nine songs including, “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”
NBC says the special will combine the humor and spirit of the movie and the Broadway production.
The story is about Buddy – who long believed he was an elf, just like those who raised him – traveling to New York City to meet his father (James Caan in the feature film) and bringing Christmas cheer and a little chaos to everyone he meets.
Below: Jim Parsons picks up another Emmy. Photo by Invision/AP.