Relativity Media has just opened the official press-kit for Dominic Sena's period mash-up SEASON OF THE WITCH, and not only have a few new stills been unearthed, so has a crisp synopsis for the mystical monk & knight yarn. Take a swig off the new juice below!
From the pen of Bragi F. Schut, In the supernatural thriller SEASON OF THE WITCH, Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) 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 (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) 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 jeopardizes the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.
Reworded, I have to say this new plot-crunch makes the film sound pretty sweet. Not as sweet as Cage's hairpiece, but hey...
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