Steve Jablonsky has been hired to score the upcoming fantasy adventure The Last Witch Hunter. The film is directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara, The Crazies) and stars Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Julia Engelbrecht and Michael Caine. The movie follows the last remaining witch hunter who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. Burk Sharpless & Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold, Gods of Egypt) have written the screenplay based on a pitch by Cory Goodman (Priest). Diesel is also producing the Summit Entertainment production with Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Piranha 3D) and Bernie Goldmann (300: Rise of an Empire, Mirror Mirror, Fool’s Gold). The Last Witch Hunter is set to be released on October 23, 2015 by Lionsgate.
Jablonsky who is best known for his music for the Transformers franchise, as well as such features as Ender’s Game, Battleship, The Island and the TV show Desperate Housewives also has the documentary When Elephants Fight coming up. The film directed by Michael Ramsdell about the Democratic Republic of Congo and the devastation brought by conflict minerals is expected to premiere later this year.