October 22, 2009 07:31:20 GMT
Starring as a 14th century crusader, Nicolas Cage embarks on a mission to transport a suspected witch to a remote abbey where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the Black Plague.
First look into the forthcoming supernatural film "Season of the Witch" has come out in the form of a teaser trailer. Brought forth by IGN, the sneak peek is less than a minute long and mostly centers its attention at some of the film's cast ensemble, Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy.
Cage stars as a 14th century crusader who returns home with his comrade and finds their land is left devastated by the Black Plague. As church blames sorcery as the cause of the plague, the two knights are sent on a mission to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
On the journey troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl, they are joined by a priest, a grieving knight, an itinerant swindler, and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight. But, a horrific discovery at the abbey jeopardizes their pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.
"Season of the Witch" has Dominic Sena, the helmer of "Gone in Sixty Seconds" and "Whiteout", serving behind the lens. Stephen Campbell Moore, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham and Robert Sheehan are in supporting roles. Lionsgate eyes to distribute this supernatural thriller into theaters across the U.S. on March 19, 2010.
"Season of the Witch" Teaser Trailer: