I’m a Christopher Smith fan, which is why it really sucks that his movies seem to take forever to reach the States. His last film to arrive was the Melissa George mind-freak movie “Triangle”, and his latest is the Sean Bean-led “Black Death”, a medieval tale of black magic, plagues, and dudes with huge swords which, one presumes, leads to bloody hackings. Check out two clips from the movie from YouTube and another one from IGN.
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.
No word on a Stateside release, either on DVD or in limited theaters.
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