Writers: Dario Poloni
Stars: Sean Bean, Kimberley Nixon, Eddie Redmayne Carice van Houten, David Warner, John Lynch, Jamie Ballard, Andy Nyman
Release Date: February 11, 2011
Set in the time of the infamous bubonic plague that killed one quarter of the population of Europe, Black Death follows the story of a skilled knight hired by the church to investigate supernatural activities that are gaining the attention of the people. It is rumored that a village exists where the plague cannot penetrate. It is said that a powerful necromancer rules with the ability of re-animating the dead.
I’m extremely excited by the news of this movie. All the modern historical pieces have been excellent, some of these titles include 300, Pathfinder and Neil Marshall’s more recent Centurion that Graveside’s Mortician reviewed a few months back which you can view here (http://graveside-entertainment.com/movies/movie-reviews/centurion/)
After reading interviews and articles about ‘Black Death,’ the creators have stated that the original script contained many supernatural elements like the similarly themed/timed/set, ‘Season of the Witch’. The creators decided to switch the whole second half and explore the fear of the unknown that would run peoples imaginations rampant during the period rather than actual physical supernatural terrors. I’m hoping this bodes well for the story, after all there is nothing more frightening than reality, and this promises to give us a glimpse of that reality at it’s most brutal moment.