Nicolas Cage stars in “The Season of the Witch” as a 14th century Knight who must save us from witches, the Black Death, and other assorted bad things that made the 14th century kinda a sucky time to be alive. Check out our first look at the movie, which is apparently a quick Halloween tease courtesy of Lionsgate. The always great Ron Perlman co-stars as Cage’s fellow Crusader, and let’s face it, Ron Perlman with a sword is always a good time at the movies.
In the supernatural thriller Season of the Witch, Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.
When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardizes the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Robert Sheehan, Matt Devere, and directed by Dominic Sena.
Nic Cage saves us March 19th, 2010.