Sometimes you can really tell when someone decides to cash in on the popularity of something else. There are times when said attempts are subtle and restrained, then there are others that just audaciously slap you in the face. Guess which one this is?
Below you’ll find the first bit of artwork for Alberto Sciamma’s Black Plague starring Lena Headey and Jason Flemyng. Look for more on this one soon but in the interim… well… just look for yourself. I mean why not just call it Game of Bones?
The year is 1348, and the horrors of the Black Plague grip the entirety of Europe. English and French troops rage vicious battle across the continent at a time when human life is only as valuable as the ransom it can summon, and death, suffering, and war ravage the landscape.
A beautiful English noblewoman, Matilda (Lena Heady), is devastated when her aging husband is taken hostage by French troops. When their son Nicholas returns from the battlefield with a hostage of his own – the son of a powerful French lord – Matilda attempts to broker a prisoner exchange through the greedy local Bishop.
After nearly killing his French hostage in a drunken rage, Nicholas is discovered dead, his body covered in horrifying boils, a victim of the merciless pestilence. But when the English authorities examine the injured hostage, they make horrifying discoveries of their own…ancient words blistered onto his back, and an inverted cross carved on his chest. It soon becomes clear that the Black Plague ravaging their country may be the least of their fears…
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