Official Season of the Witch Synopsis

Official synopsis for Nicolas Cage’s “Season of the Witch” from Lionsgate. And in case you missed it, the film’s first full trailer can be found below. Happy Thanksgiving, kids.

Lionsgate’s supernatural thriller, SEASON OF THE WITCH, stars Nicolas Cage as medieval knight Behmen who undertakes a mission pitting him against an devious witch and making him the last hope for the world against an ancient and dark force. His faith broken by years of battle as a crusader, Behmen returns to central Europe to find his homeland decimated by the Black Plague. While searching for food and supplies at the Palace at Marburg, Behmen and his trusted companion, Felson (Ron Perlman) are apprehended and ordered by the dying Cardinal to deliver a young peasant girl ­ believed to be the witch responsible for the Plague ­ to a remote abbey where her powers can be destroyed. Behmen agrees to the assignment but only if the peasant girl is granted a fair trial. As he and five others set off on this dangerous journey, they realize with mounting dread that the cunning girl is no ordinary human, and that their mission will pit them against an evil that even in these dark times they never could have imagined.

SEASON OF THE WITCH flies into theaters March 19, 2010!

SEASON OF THE WITCH stars Nicolas Cage (NATIONAL TREASURE,GHOST RIDER), Ron Perlman (HELLBOY, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY), Stephen Campbell Moore (THE BANK JOB, HISTORY BOYS), Robert Sheehan (CHERRYBOMB) and Claire Foy. It is directed by Dominic Sena (GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, SWORDFISH), written by Bragi Schut, Jr. and produced by Charles Roven (THE DARK KNIGHT, GET SMART) and Alex Gartner (GET SMART).