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Christopher Smith’s “Black Death” opens in limited release March 11, 2011, but until then, check out this very gory comic book-inspired movie poster for the movie from, judging by the signature on the image, artist Simon Bisley. (If anyone knows different, drop a line in the comments section.) Will the movie live up to all this blood and decapitation? Probably not, but it’s still cool.
With Medieval England having fallen under the shadow of the Black Death, a young monk called Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) is charged with leading 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 (Carice van Houten). After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his hearts desire, the horror of his real journey begins.
Starring Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Eddie Redmayne, Kimberley Nixon, David Warner, Tim McInnerny, John Lynch, Andy Nyman, Johnny Harris, Emun Elliott and directed by Christopher Smith.
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