Haven’t seen or heard a whole lot about Christopher Smith’s “Black Death” since the project was announced and we posted some images of it a while back. It feels like this is going to be another Smith gem that’s going to get lost in the shuffle and probably end up in theaters in the UK, but on DVD for everyone else, similar to Smith’s previous film, the mind-bending “Triangle”. Thankfully, new stills from the upcoming movie have been released, along with a UK release date. Check them out below.
Medieval England has fallen under the shadow of The Black Death. In this apocalyptic world, filled with fear and superstition, a young monk called Osmund is charged with leading a fearsome knight, Ulric (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his heart’s desire, the horror of his real journey begins.
Starring Sean Bean, Kimberley Nixon, Carice van Houten, Eddie Redmayne, David Warner, Tim McInnerny, John Lynch, Johnny Harris, Andy Nyman, Emun Elliott, Tygo Gernandt, and directed by Christopher Smith.
Survive the Black Death in the UK February 26, 2010.