There’s this trailer running on TV at the moment, about a new movie that’s out, called Season of the Witch.
A 14th century Crusader returns 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. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.
Momentum Pictures, you had me at “accused witch” and “14th century”. 🙂 But that’s not what ran through my head when I saw the trailer. Look at the poster and see if you can figure it out:
It’s like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice all over again! Nicolas Cage with That Hair! That’s got to be worth a watch, especially with witches and 14th century and co-starring Ron Perlman and Christopher Lee. It all adds up. But oh, Cagey, keep the hair, would ya? Pleeeease? Don’t listen to Collider, who think it looks silly and fake and all that.
But we probably won’t see it until it comes out on DVD. But then at least it’s something to look forward to.