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Sean Bean battles plague and necromancers in the red-band trailer for Black Death

Dec. 21, 2010by: George Merchan

Sean Bean is awesome. Sean Bean as 'Boromir' from THE LORD OF THE RINGS is awesome. Sean Bean essentially playing a variant of Boromir in HBO's upcoming "Game of Thrones" is awesome. With the fantasy-horror film BLACK DEATH, the actor returns yet again with sword, armor, and beard in tow. How's it look?

From director Christopher Smith (TRIANGLE, SEVERANCE), the film also stars Kimberley Nixon, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, David Warner, Andy Nyman, Tim McInnerny, John Lynch, Johnny Harris, Marianne Graffam, and Emun Elliot. It was already released in the UK last year, but we'll be finally getting it in a couple of months. Today, courtesy of Hulu, we're getting a first look at a red-band trailer, though it's sadly sort of wasted as there's nothing particularly gruesome or titillating depicted.

BLACK DEATH opens in theaters March 11, 2011 but it will be made available starting February 4th via On Demand.

Synopsis: The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. As the plague decimates all in its path, fear and superstition are rife. In this apocalyptic environment, the church is losing its grip on the people. There are rumors of a village, hidden in marshland that the plague cannot reach. There is even talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to bring the dead back to life. Ulric (Sean Bean), a fearsome knight, is charged by the church to investigate these rumors. He enlists the guidance of a novice monk, Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) to lead him and his band of mercenary soldiers to the marshland, but Osmund has other motives for leaving his monastery. Their journey to the village and events that unfold take them into the heart of darkness and to horrors that will put Osmundís faith in himself and his love for God to the ultimate test.



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Extra Tidbit: Some guys are just born to don armor, wield swords, and sport awesome beards.
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8:35PM on 12/21/2010

great film

Caught Black Death back in August at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival! Looking forward to seeing it again...
Caught Black Death back in August at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival! Looking forward to seeing it again...
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4:53PM on 12/21/2010
Seen it and definitely worth recommending, liked the portrayal of the "supernatural" aspects.
Seen it and definitely worth recommending, liked the portrayal of the "supernatural" aspects.
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12:18PM on 12/21/2010
One of my all-time favorite actors. Im so ready to see this bad boy.
One of my all-time favorite actors. Im so ready to see this bad boy.
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12:18PM on 12/21/2010
One of my all-time favorite actors. Im so ready to see this bad boy.
One of my all-time favorite actors. Im so ready to see this bad boy.
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12:03PM on 12/21/2010
Looks pretty sweet, but am I the only one who thinks the trailer gave a little too much away?
Looks pretty sweet, but am I the only one who thinks the trailer gave a little too much away?
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10:57AM on 12/21/2010

OH HELLZ YEAH!

Sean Bean in ANYTHING is awesome! But Sean Bean wielding a sword? Better! Sean Bean wielding a sword fighting zombies??? I think I just filled the cup!!!
Sean Bean in ANYTHING is awesome! But Sean Bean wielding a sword? Better! Sean Bean wielding a sword fighting zombies??? I think I just filled the cup!!!
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10:55AM on 12/21/2010

To semi quote Don "THE GOODS" Ready

"I have hair on my balls...Sean Bean is AWESOME...the end."
"I have hair on my balls...Sean Bean is AWESOME...the end."
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10:23AM on 12/21/2010

Boromir Kicks Ass!

This looks scary and awesome!
This looks scary and awesome!
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10:14AM on 12/21/2010
i saw this a few months back, good movie, nothing incredible. and yes,..traingle kicked ass
i saw this a few months back, good movie, nothing incredible. and yes,..traingle kicked ass
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9:59AM on 12/21/2010

I'm in.

Hopefully, there will be enough footage of Sean Bean here that they can later superimpose him over Nicholas Cage in the Season of the Witch director's cut.
Hopefully, there will be enough footage of Sean Bean here that they can later superimpose him over Nicholas Cage in the Season of the Witch director's cut.
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9:51AM on 12/21/2010

Make that...

Triangle IS awesome.
Triangle IS awesome.
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9:51AM on 12/21/2010

Might be worth a look

Triangle was awesome. That poster is sick too. Trailer was okay.
Triangle was awesome. That poster is sick too. Trailer was okay.
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9:47AM on 12/21/2010
Trailer didn't excite me like the premise did. And I hate to nitpick, but how, exactly, is Ned Stark a variant of Boromir . . . ?
Trailer didn't excite me like the premise did. And I hate to nitpick, but how, exactly, is Ned Stark a variant of Boromir . . . ?
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8:40AM on 12/21/2010
funniest extra tidbit ever. so true.
funniest extra tidbit ever. so true.
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8:22AM on 12/21/2010

Meh

...I agree that Sean Bean is awesome, but this trailer just didn't hit home. No goose bumps, no desire to watch it twice. I suppose this will come and go fast.
...I agree that Sean Bean is awesome, but this trailer just didn't hit home. No goose bumps, no desire to watch it twice. I suppose this will come and go fast.
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8:16AM on 12/21/2010
Ooh, I didn't know this was directed by the Severance guy. That movie was pretty damn funny. I definitely recommend it if you're into horror movies or comedies. Good film. I guess I'll check this and Triangle out.
Ooh, I didn't know this was directed by the Severance guy. That movie was pretty damn funny. I definitely recommend it if you're into horror movies or comedies. Good film. I guess I'll check this and Triangle out.
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6:54AM on 12/21/2010
Middle of the road sort of film,good but no classic got it in my Blu Ray collection at the moment.
Middle of the road sort of film,good but no classic got it in my Blu Ray collection at the moment.
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6:48AM on 12/21/2010
Sean Bean is THE MAN so yeah, you can count me the fuck in.
Sean Bean is THE MAN so yeah, you can count me the fuck in.
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6:45AM on 12/21/2010
Good film, worth checking out.
Good film, worth checking out.
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4:16AM on 12/21/2010
Looks interesting. Here's hoping it's good. I really like that poster.
Looks interesting. Here's hoping it's good. I really like that poster.
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