Thursday, October 7, 2010

Season of the Witch due in January

As a concept, Season of the Witch sounds great: a 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade 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 to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. 

Gotta love a medieval horror film. But the project is helmed by director Domenic Sena, who made Swordfish and Whiteout, two of the worst movies ever made. And it stars Nicholas Cage who, love him or hate him, has a dodgy track record when it comes to selecting lead roles.  

For the record, Shawn hates Cage and I don't mind him.

Season of the Witch was supposed to be released earlier this year, but bad buzz prevailed, reshoots were ordered and now Lionsgate will release the film Jan. 7, 2011. This does not bode well.

In the meantime, check out the trailer below and judge for yourself. 

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