A new U.S. trailer for Christopher Smith’s long-delayed “Black Death”, starring Sean Bean as a hellraiser looking to raise some hell against some disbelievers. Much medieval bloodletting ensue. It looks a lot like the Red Band Trailer we posted earlier, minus the red stuff.
The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. As the plague decimates all in its path, fear and superstition are rife. In this apocalyptic environment, the church is losing its grip on the people. There are rumors of a village, hidden in marshland that the plague cannot reach. There is even talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to bring the dead back to life. Ulric (Sean Bean), a fearsome knight, is charged by the church to investigate these rumors. He enlists the guidance of a novice monk, Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) to lead him and his band of mercenary soldiers to the marshland, but Osmund has other motives for leaving his monastery. Their journey to the village and events that unfold take them into the heart of darkness and to horrors that will put Osmund’s faith in himself and his love for God to the ultimate test.
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.
Slashing into theaters March 11, 2011.
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