‘Black Death’ Trailer & Gallery

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

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Last year, we heard about three independent movies that had action fans excited – The Tournament, Solomon Kane and Black Death.

The Tournament, while receiving positive festival reviews, only managed to score a DVD distribution deal. Solomon Kane also received high marks at the Toronto International Film Festival and San Diego Comic Con in 2009, which did lead to a distribution deal with Lionsgate, but the film hasn’t managed to score a U.S. theatrical release as of yet.

The last hope of watching one of these independent action films at a theater in the States lies with the medieval period piece Black Death. In some fantastic news, Magnet Films has recently announced it would be picking up the film for U.S. release in early 2011.

If you aren’t familiar with Black Death then check out the official synopsis for the film before watching the trailer below:

Plague-ridden medieval England: Bodies lie scattered in their hundreds, the country is in turmoil. One hope remains, rumors of a village that is unaffected by the deadly disease. As God’s ambassador, young monk Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) is tasked in leading the fearsome knight Ulrich (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to the remote village. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life. Their journey is treacherous and filled with danger; encountering deadly bandits and vicious witch-burnings that will put their faith to the ultimate test. Though it’s upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

Sounds pretty interesting, right? Well, if that intrigued you then the trailer should really seal the deal.

Black Death stars fan-favorite Sean Bean (Cash, Death Race 2), John Lynch (The Tournament), Jamie Ballard, Andy Nyman (Severance), Johnny Harris (Dorian Gray), Tygo Gernandt, Emun Elliott and Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl). It was written by Dario Poloni (Wilderness) and directed by Christopher Smith (Creep).

Smith is quickly becoming one of my favorite new directors after his last two offerings – the horror/comedy Severance and the psychological/thriller Triangle. I really enjoy both his storytelling technique and directing style. Judging by the trailer, Black Death should continue my interest in his work.

The official website for Black Death has some great information on the film including a breakdown of each of the main characters, as well as a contest to win a signed script from the film. With this movie flying so low under the radar there shouldn’t be many people signing up – so your chances of winning are pretty good. icon smile Black Death Trailer & Gallery

There isn’t an official release date for Black Death but it should be in theaters around February or March of 2011.

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  1. Seen this ages ago! Been out on DVD for an age.

    • Is it good? please say yes..

      • It’s ok. I have seen better. But Sean Bean is one of those actors that makes anything watchable, and the story is at least original. Which is good.

        • Well Sam you live in the UK where it has been released under a separate distribution contract. We have to wait over here across the pond :(

          • Makes a nice change. Usually get screwed in the UK in regards to release dates.

        • and Sam dont give anything away punk! Sean Bean ALWAYS looks great with a sword in hand.

          • If you’re a fan, then you’ll enjoy this.

            • yep, Sean Bean is great..even in his little appearance in Ronin when DeNiro pretty much made him piss himself.

              • The guy is a legend!

                • i agree, he’s the ONLY reason i saw the remake of The Hitcher, otherwise i wouldnt have given it a second thought.

                  • Me too! He’s always been a credible actor, always puts in the effort, never seen him phone in a performance.

                    • he needs to be in more films..man now im gonna have to watch the LOTR films again hahah.

          • I wish they made The odyssey with him in it…

            • That would have been… Epic!

              • Were you a fan of Troy?

                • I was actually, great cast (minus Orlando Bloom of course), very underrated in my opinion. Cracking soundtrack too.

                  • Couldnt agree more. Orlando Bloom did a great job of being the girliest prince ever to grace the silver screen.

                    • I would say that’s why they chose him; Paris was the least likely to be the downfall of the greatest warrior in history.

                    • @Kahless

                      I completely agree. Bloom nailed the part

  2. (As my kids would say)

    But I want it noooowwwwww….

    /pout

  3. “In a time when remakes, reboots and sequels reign supreme can ‘Black Death’ fill up theaters ..”

    The answer is a flat out no.. It has nothing to do with how good the film may be; I been looking forward to seeing the film myself and am thrilled that it did get a US distributor. So what’s the problem?

    Who’s that distributor again?

    So…chances are VERY HIGH it will suffer the same fate at Neil Marshall’s Centerion. It is a Magnet- Magnolia release…which means there is a 99% chance of it hitting HDNet and VOD a few days before the North American theatrical release. That same theatrical release will be on limited screens, as with most Magnolia-Magnet distributed films, through Lakeview theater chain (owned by the same people) and then go to video shortly after.

    It’s going to take a long time to change public perceptions; the film will be seen as a bomb. This is not an opinion. This is fact. The majority of films picked up by this studio hit VOD/HDNet movie channel FIRST. Nationwide movie theaters refuse to book any film that is not “first run” This is FACT. The only place they screen outside of Fests is the Lakeview chain.

    The film in question, has already had a moderately successful UK run and is on DVD in the UK as pointed out.

    It really is too bad.
    This is how “original” horror/ cross genre films are treated. You’re not a remake, rebooted reimagined reused piece of recycle? No?
    BACK OF THE LINE!

    • Now you’ve made me cry. I want my Sean!!!

  4. This film, it isn’t brilliant but it’s well acted and worth the time, deserves to be watched because it attempts to do something original. And these days, that’s rare. So when this does come out in the US, go and see it people! Stop watching remakes and sequels.

    • lol…i plan on it DSB.

  5. Just re read the article, did you guys not get Solomen Kane either???

    • DSM,

      I don’t think it was ever released in the US, was it?

      Vic

      • not to my knowledge Vic. actually i have never heard of the Soloman Kane film till now.

        • Soloman kane was awesome, had to watch it on my computer. sadly it hasnt been released in U.S. yet. Cant wait til it does

        • Well we’ve covered it:

          http://screenrant.com/tag/solomon-kane/

          Vic

      • That’s a shame because it was decent, I saw it for free at a test screening, again like Black Death it was well acted. The end is a let down, dumb cgi monster but apart from that it was good.

  6. Hehe boromir’s back ftw!

  7. Saw this last night (UK DVD) and I was disappointed. Frankly it suffers, again, from lack of money making it far too short. Also the story is lacking in substance…any movie that has a 7 minute voice over at the end clearly means the production ran out of money (= time). Pity, great cast, at least one unexpected actor in there too.

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