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Via YouTube, here’s the first trailer for Sean Bean’s Dark Ages plague movie “Black Death”, a film I’ve been hearing about and reporting on seemingly forever. The film is from director Christopher Smith, and is, I believe, his first film out of the horror genre. The UK blokes get it first May 28, 2010, but Stateside fans of Bean and Smith will have to wait a while.
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.
Get more images and videos at our “Black Death” preview page.