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‘Last Witch Hunter’ Sequel in the Works, Says Vin Diesel

“Furious 7” star Vin Diesel has announced that Lionsgate is already developing a sequel to his upcoming “The Last Witch Hunter.”

Diesel made the announcement Wednesday on his Facebook page: “So the studio apparently is so excited by the Last Witch Hunter – The Axe and Cross franchise… that they are already commencing on the next one. The first one doesn’t hit theaters until October 23rd, yet they want me to commit and already block out time to film it.”

Diesel went on to ask fans for feedback on the issue.

“The Last Witch Hunter” story follows Diesel as the titular witch hunter character, Kaulder, who has partnered with his enemy, a witch, to stop a plague on humanity unleashed by the covens of New York City. Armed with only a sword, he tells an adversary at one point in the trailer, “Here’s what you don’t understand — one thing your kind has never understood: You will be hunted.”

Michael Caine’s character tells the witch hunter that his story has no end — possibly laying the foundation for another franchise for Diesel. Breck Eisner directed, with Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood also starring.

Lionsgate has been seeking to build franchises in the wake of its successes with the “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” films.

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