Diesel to hunt witches in modern Manhattan.

TheWrap has received word that Vin Diesel (‘Riddick,’ ‘Fast Five’) has entered into negotiations with Lionsgate-Summit to take the lead in the supernatural actioner ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’

Written by Cory Goodman (‘Priest,’ ‘Apollo 18’), the 2010 Black List screenplay follows the last remaining witch hunters, a breed that keeps the population of witches and warlocks in check, who is charged with the task of stopping a major repopulation.

Breck Eisner (‘The Crazies’) is attached to direct with Emmett/Furla Films producing with Adam Goldworm of Aperture Entertainment on board as executive producer.