A new Red-band trailer for Christopher Smith’s BLACK DEATH has debuted on Hulu, and it prominently displays the use of some crazy looking medieval torture devices. In the trailer a heretic renounces his belief in God as he is shoved inside what appears to be a nasty relative of the Iron Maiden. Due to the graphic nature of the film, the trailer is not deemed suitable for all audiences.
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.
You can catch BLACK DEATH at On Demand on February 4, 2011 and in theaters on March 11, 2011.