Magnolia Snags Rights to Chris Smith's 'Black Death' - Bloody Disgusting!

Magnolia Snags Rights to Chris Smith’s ‘Black Death’

Chris Smith (Severance, Triangle, Creep) is heading to the Medieval period with Black Death, his latest genre film that Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned was acquired by Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing for U.S. distribution (details forthcoming). Starring Sean Bean, set in an apocalyptic medieval world, Death details the story of a band of brothers whose quest is to hunt down a necromancer against the backdrop of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England. Medieval England has fallen under the shadow of The Black Death. In this apocalyptic world, filled with fear and superstition, a young monk called Osmund is charged with leading a fearsome knight, Ulric (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his heart’s desire, the horror of his real journey begins….

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