|Tags: action, adventure, Bragi F. Schut, Dominic Sena, knights, MISC, nic cage, Nicolas Cage, plague, Relativity Media, witchcraft, witches|
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.
- The film is reportedly going to undergo reshoots in September 2010, which is the cause of the delay.
- Originally set for a March 19, 2010 theatrical release.
- Lionsgate will distribute in the US.
- Filmed in Austria and Hungary.
- This project was originally announced a number of years ago and was placed in UHM's "never happened " section sometime in July of 2005, where it has resided until recently.
- Director Dominic Sena also worked with Nicolas Cage on the Gone in Sixty Seconds remake.
- Described as a "supernatural thriller".
- Scripter Bragi Schut also scripted The Last Voyage of the Demeter.
- No relation to George A. Romero's 1972 film Season of the Witch.
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