Christopher Smith has his fans round here - I for one loved what he did with Triangle
, a career high from last year. So the prospect of him teaming up with Sean Bean to depict the horrors of a medieval plague in Black Death
is something to be relished indeed.
"In a plague-ridden medieval England, Osmund (Eddie Redmayne), a young monk, is charged in leading the fearsome knight Ulrich (Sean Bean),
and his group of mercenaries to a remote village where the inhabitants
are unaffected by the deadly pestilence. Their quest is to hunt down a
necromancer - someone able to bring the dead back to life.
Their journey is long and brutal; encountering deadly bandits, vicious
witch-burnings and their own impeding sense of doom. Though it's upon
entering the village that their true horror begins..."
Bean looks perfectly cast as the lead in a grim, filthy trip into a horrendous period of history. It should make an interesting counterpoint to fellow Brit Neil Marshall's current historical action pic, Centurion
And any trailer that ends with "I'll slice you open!" has got to be worth a look...Black Death is at UK cinemas from 28th May 2010.
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