We’ve been promoting the hell out of Magnolia Pictures’ Black Death (review), especially since it’s now landed on various platforms including On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Amazon and iTunes (this is seriously the way to go if you ask me; Im a huge fan of VOD). Earlier this week we brought you our exclusive chat with director Christopher Smith, and now Magnet/Magnolia is hoping to get your full attention for the forthcoming March 11 theatrical date with a handful of goodies.
Inside you’ll find a slew of new clips, along with some crazy awesome concept posters designed by Simon Bisley. You’ll find our full image gallery here.
“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 Osmund’s faith in himself and his love for God to the ultimate test.”