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Today brings another new clip from Christopher Smith’s (“Creep”) latest, “Black Death”. The clip features Sean Bean as a grizzled dude named Uliric, having a serious religious discussion with some sort of church authority figure. Though there isn’t any action to be seen, or really anything beyond a couple of men discussing whether or not God has abandoned them, this clip comes across all sorts of grim. You know things are bad when you hear things like, “God’s grip on his people has loosened.” When people start to question God, things have gone down hill and that times are neither rosy nor sunshine-y.
Set in an apocalyptic medieval world, “Death” details the story of a band of brothers whose quest is to hunt down a necromancer against the backdrop of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England.
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….
“Black Death” is available right now in a bunch of different ways, including On Demand, iTunes, Amazon, Xudu, and some others, but Magnet will also release the film in a limited number of theaters on March 11.
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