Ah, the good old days! Plagues! Wading through leech-infested streams! Torture devices! Doctors who believed more in magic than they did medicine! Kind of makes you almost thankful for the neon distractions of modern times. Almost.
A gaggle of images from Christopher Smith’s latest genre offering, Black Death, dropped into our laps today all drippy with medieval goodness, and being the kind souls that we are, we figured we’d share the wealth! Check out the entire gallery by clicking on the image below.
Black Death starring Sean Bean will be released theatrically in the UK on February 26th by Revolver, but because there’s no MTV star power attached, we Stateside chaps will probably only get a DVD release courtesy of Sony Pictures.
“Medieval England has fallen under the shadow of The Black Death. In this apocalyptic world filled with fear and superstition, a young monk called Osmund is charged with leading the fearsome knight Ulric (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his heart’s desire, the horror of his real journey begins…”
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