New ‘Season of the Witch’ Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 24th, 2014 at 12:38 pm,

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A new full-length trailer has appeared online for the upcoming Nicolas Cage-starring fantasy adventure-thriller, Season of the Witch. If you only come to Screen Rant for your movie news then you might not have heard of or seen much from this movie but there was a short teaser trailer (a sort of Halloween sneak-peek) that surfaced not long ago and we now have the new full-length trailer to make up for it.

Season of the Witch stars Nicolas Cage as, “a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade 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 to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.”

The film is directed by Dominic Sena, who’s worked with Cage before on the remake of Gone In 60 Seconds (which I hold as a guilty pleasure movie, I have to admit), and is written by Threshold creator/writer, Bragi F. Schut. As Alex Billington over at First Showing says, the movie would look a lot better if it weren’t for Cage being in “cheesy mode” once again and sticking out like a throbbing sore thumb, a side of Cage that’s surfaced far too often in a lot of his recent movies (Ghost Rider, anyone?).

Nonetheless, if you look past Cage there are some genuinely creepy and atmospheric looking moments to be found. The premise is great and the production design is wicked. Check the trailer out for yourself, thanks to Trailer Addict (it first appeared online at Fandango):

Alongside Cage, Season of the Witch stars Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Christopher Lee, Stephen Campbell Moore, Robert Sheehan and Stephen Graham – Perlman and Graham are enough to get me to watch it (the latter is really building up a great career for himself, and, well, the former is frickin’ Hellboy – ’nuff said). As I said, apart from Cage I really like the look of this one.

What do you think of the trailer for Season of the Witch? Does Cage stick out for you or does he suit the role well in your eyes?

Season of the Witch is set to hit theaters on March 19th, 2010.

Sources: TrailerAddict and Fandango

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  1. cage actually looks normal in that pic.

    every movie this guy has done latley has some kind of friuty hair-do

  2. Awful, just awful. For whatever reason, as soon as I see Nicolas Cage in a film, it immediately loses all cred.

  3. Why did I wasted my time on this trailer?….I guess to prove to me once again just how bad Cage really is.

  4. The supporting cast and the special effects almost excuse Cage for breaking out the ‘Con Air’ wig again. :|

  5. even though he often disappoints, for some incalculable reason I keep wanting to give him a chance.

  6. This movie just looks *meh*.

    Not that bad,but the kinda the typical fare.

    Might be a good rental when it’s cold outside though.

    I really don’t get Nicolas Cage.While everyone rags on him,he’s actually a good actor when he decides to take good roles.Matchstick Men,Leaving Las Vegas,Raising Arizona were all good roles for him,but he keeps drinking to the “action star” well just a little too much,and he doesn’t seem to fit for most of those roles.

    I think it’s time that he started doing more obscure types of movies,but then again,when people are giving you millions of dollars for a couple months worth of work,sometimes you really don’t care what it is.

  7. Without Cage it might have been better. With Cage it looks boring. Sorry, cage can’t act at all. He got lucky with a couple of movies and everything else comes from being a Coppola.

  8. That looks surprisingly fun!

    Cage is not over acting in this one luckily. Ron Pearlman is underrated and I’m glad he is getting more work after doing SOA. The music in the trailer did irk me a bit (Manson, right?) but other than that looks like a fun, campy movie…definitely not for everyone but sign me up

  9. the only good role he have had in hes carrier is the weather man that really suited him though he was just good in that role
    and hes hair cuts is actually what i like about him because its the only part of hes acting that is good, i mean at least he tries to look different for every role he plays!!

  10. I will see it when I can watch it instantly on my xbox… this just looks like direct to video fare to me

  11. Looks pretty dumb. If you replaced Cage with someone with talent, I would look okay.

  12. I liked this idea better when it was Sean Bean in Black Death (which has yet to be picked up for distribution btw)

  13. Movie looks pretty good. But nothing can bring Cage back from the dead. Not even Ghost Rider 2.

  14. @longshanks,

    I totally agree. Cage is a great actor when he takes the right roles, as you mentioned – Matchstick Men, Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona, and also Adaptation, The Weather Man and Lord of War spring to mind. As you say, he just seems to be taking the action roles that don’t really suit him because he gets the big bucks for it.

    @Paul,

    Haha. Touche.

  15. If im not mistaken Cage just filed for bankruptcy, so i think hes doing what ever he can at the moment. I do enjoy him in some movies many the ones you listed Ross. His action roles though i dont really like, I am however looking forward to him in Kick Ass.

  16. This movie however Cage didnt seem to fit for me, if it was someone else i think i would of liked the trailer more. Seems like a cool idea.

  17. @ T
    Without Cage it might have been better. With Cage it looks boring. Sorry, cage can’t act at all. He got lucky with a couple of movies and everything else comes from being a Coppola

    ROFL, but probably sooo true! I will see this because of Pearlman, big fan of his here! But ya, so-so trailer, Cage’s spots are a big let down, and overall it just doesn’t seem to jump at ya and pull you in……

  18. Cage has been in like 10 films in the last few weeks. Wtf?

  19. Awful trailer, awful music, awful acting..Perlman is the only reason in this trailer to see this film but I will still pass..buy in the discount bin in a year-and-a-half for five bucks..what is it with the modern rock music in the sci-fi and fantasy trailers? Poor judgement IMO

  20. So is Cage off the proper leading man list. Bad Lieutenant, now this. Isn’t he also in the Witch/Wizards’ apprentice?

  21. Just watched 3 trailers at random and unfortunately all the movies star Cage. As another annoying actor who shows up in everything and thus makes me not want to watch would say “No no no no no no no”.

  22. I am a guilty Cage fan…….I loved the trailer…….will be there to support the movie in the theaters…..will probably say how awful it was…..then be there for the next Cage movie………its an addiction

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