Movie News: First Look at Vin Diesel's 'Last Witch Hunter;' 'Doctor Strange' Directors' Short List; Will Smith's Sci-fi 'Brilliance'

Movie News: First Look at Vin Diesel's 'Last Witch Hunter;' 'Doctor Strange' Directors' Short List; Will Smith's Sci-fi 'Brilliance'

Feb 21, 2014

The Last Witch Hunter: Vin Diesel shared artwork from his upcoming action-thriller The Last Witch Hunter. The story concerns a witch hunter who teams up with a witch to save New York from supernatural forces. Obviously the project is still in its early stages, but the photo gives a hint of the film's scale. [EW.com]

The Last Witch Hunter

Doctor Strange: Who will helm Marvel's Doctor Strange movie? Marvel is narrowing down its directorial short list, and as of now, the four contenders are Jonathan Levne (50/50, Warm Bodies), Mark Andrews (Pixar's Brave), Dean Israelite (upcoming time-travel pic Welcome to Yesterday), and Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair, A Danish drama nominated for an Academy Award last year). Marvel is also looking at writers for the project, which does not yet have an official release date. [Heat Vision]

Brilliance: Will Smith is in talks to star in another science-fiction thriller. Brilliance, adapted by David Koepp (Premium Rush) from a novel by Marcus Sakey, is set in a world in which some people are borh with "heightened cognitive abilities." It revolves around a federal agent "whose extraordinary gift makes him exceptional at hunting terrorists." [The Wrap]

In the Blood Trailer: Gina Carano became a bona fide action-movie heroine with Steven Soderbergh's Haywire in 2011, and though she has been woefully underutilized since then, she gets a chance to shine in the upcoming In the Blood. Carano plays a newlywed whose husband disappears; she's determined to track down those responsible and make them pay. Watch the action-packed trailer below for the movie that opens on April 4. [The Playlist]


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