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