EXCLUSIVE: Made flush by vampires and werewolves, Twilight Saga maker Summit Entertainment is trying witches. Summit made a pre-emptive mid-six figures acquisition of The Last Witch Hunter, a Cory Goodman pitch that has franchise potential, and the attachment of Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. 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. Bekmambetov is making a deal to produce and be attached as director. Adam Goldworm is exec producer. Goodman’s credits include the upcoming Paul Bettany-starrer Priest and a Spyglass remake of David Cronenberg’s The Brood. WME and Aperture made the sale.
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