Vin Diesel wielded a flaming sword at the London premiere of The Last Witch Hunter Monday

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Vin Diesel turned up the heat at the London premiere of his new film, The Last Witch Hunter.

Wielding the same flaming sword his character totes in the trailer, Diesel lit up the red carpet in Leicester Square Monday evening.

In the film, the Furious 7 star plays an immortal witch hunter tasked with stopping the covens of New York City from accomplishing their plans to destroy humanity.

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Michael Caine and Game of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie, who costar with Diesel in the movie, were also in attendance at the London premiere.

Speaking on using the flaming sword during production, Diesel told reporters at a special film screening, “They strap on a propane tank to my back and hand me what will be the flaming sword and then they light the sword on fire.

“I look over to my left and I see eight firemen with fire extinguishers and I quickly realize, we’re not in choreography school anymore. This is the real thing and god forbid if I’m off just a couple of inches poof.”

The Last Witch Hunter hits theaters Oct. 23.