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Nicolas Cage Glowers His Way Through The Black Plague In The Trailer For Dominic Sena's SEASON OF THE WITCH!

Published at: Nov. 11, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST by mrbeaks

Beaks here...

I don't mean to be pessimistic about a January 2011 release that was shot in the fall of 2008, but I'm just not expecting all that much from Dominic Sena's Budapest-shot Black Plague epic, SEASON OF THE WITCH. Perhaps this new trailer will turn me around on the Nicolas Cage/Ron Perlman two-hander.

Season of the Witch
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Well, Christopher Lee's in it. That counts for something, right? This trailer will likely be attached to Rogue's SKYLINE, which opens tomorrow sans press screenings.

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  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Skyline will probably suck

    by ATARI

    as will Season of the Witch

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Great Donovan song...

    by Redhead_Redemption

    Probabaly not a great movie

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    It Didn't even have Michael Myers in it

    by Redhead_Redemption

    Why the hell was it called Halloween 3?

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Jill Obit? When

    by Tigermyth36

    Misogynists

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    PLease wear a bear suit, please wear a bear suit

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    And if there's any way to work in a bee attack, it would be appreciated.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Catchy song though...SILVER SHAMROCK

    by Redhead_Redemption

    8 more days till halloween, halloween,halloween<P> 8 more days till halloween SILVER SHAMROCK

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    We will need more holy water

    by Chief_Macho

    And...a bigger boat.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Dominic Sena is awesome

    by torontoxic

    I'll see this because he is never bad. Only sometimes not as great.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "We're gonna need more holy water."

    by ltgalloway

    And a bigger boat while you're at it. I have a feeling this is going to be another potentially good story buried by horseshit. I'll see anything with Ron Perlman though, so I'll hope for the best.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Chief_Macho beat me to it

    by ltgalloway

    Nice one sir.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    So she's a witch then?

    by judderman

    BURN HER! BURN HER! That makes this the second misogynistic movie about wichcraft Nicholas Cage has starred in. The lovely Claire Foy notwithstanding, I'm skipping this, especially since I already saw Black Death which had exactly the same plot and, while flawed, was better than this looks.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    It's really hard to take Nick Cage seriously

    by Quadrillionaire

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I'll see anything with Christopher Lee

    by rev_skarekroe

    Although he's probably in it for 3 seconds, like he was with Golden Compass.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I remember what a surprise is was

    by HapaPapa72

    When we rented Matchstick Men and it had the old reliable Nic Cage, acting his ass off. There IS still good actor in him. Michael Bay hasn't driven it from him fully.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    IT was.

    by HapaPapa72

    Sorry.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting

    by thot

    Nic Cage is solid in most of what he does. This looks like good ol' fashioned entertainment with a bit of darkness and mystery. I'm in!!

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    If she weighed the same as a duck . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . she's made of wood.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    She turned me into a newt!

    by critter42c

    I got better... Burn her! Burn Her!

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Wow!...

    by Master Bruce

    another Nic Cage movie nobody will give a shit about! When will Hollywood wise up & stop paying this one-trick-hack-fucking-pony millions of dollars to "Star" in movies?! Of course, it's not just about him. HWood doesn't get the idea that Stars attracting an audience to whatever movies they appear in is becoming a thing of the past. It's the digital age now, & thanks to youtube, facebook, & other social media, everybody's a "Star" now...at least in their own minds. Getting an audience to see your movie these days is becoming more & more about the spectacle of the thing rather than who's in it. At least it's starting to look that way.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    CGI looks aweful, but the movie looks kinda cool

    by Yamato

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Dino De Laurentis is still dead!

    by SgtSharki

    Get on the ball AICN! The publisher of Penthouse dies and you can't wait to morn him but one of the most important producers of the last 40 years dies and you still haven't said anything 7 hours after Deadline reports it! WTF!

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    'Not the bees!'

    by SmokingRobot

    God, this looks awful. Nic needs a new agent.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Cage

    by phifty2

    I like the guy. One of my favorite actors next to James Woods and Sam Neill.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Nick Cage

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    This guy is working his ass off to pay the IRS. I'll go see this to help his broke ass out.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Nick Cage

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    Its just good Karma man.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Skyline will suck, and this doesn't look too promising

    by gun_will_travel

    I like monster movies, but Skyline just looks campy. I'll probably watch it anyway, just to see how heavily it rips off Cloverfield and ID4. It's going to take a lot for me to refrain from shouting "Bring out your dead!" during this trailer, though.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    The DeLaurentis obit is a few threads down, SgtSharki

    by rev_skarekroe

    Try to pay attention before you bitch.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    I'll also see anything with Christopher Lee in it

    by Geekgasm

    Its true.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Hang on

    by D o o d

    was that a trailer or the entire movie...?

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I hate contractions

    by greyspecter

    "Let's do this." "We're gonna need more holy water." If you're gonna set a film in olden days with formal language, don't have people talk like they just walked out of Starbucks, for goodness sake. Sheesh.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Rated R Or GTFO

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    of course it won't be...because The Crusades and the plague were both pg-13 events

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Skyline Sucks

    by Citizen Sane

    A quick Google search will provide a Euro and an Aussie review, both saying that Skyline totally sucks!

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I'm with ltgalloway

    by J.B.M.A.

    This looks like it should be dark and moody fun. Which means it will probably be bloody terrible. Shame.<p>Nice looking production design though.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    greyspecter-contractions

    by deelzbub

    Worst one in recent memory was in Clash of the Titans from last year. The man from ancient Greece said something like "we gotta" or "we're gonna" in the trailer.<P> And that alone kept me from seeing the movie

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    It was called Halloween 3 because...

    by awardgiver

    the series was supposed to be about non related Halloween stories, but the second one was demanded by the studios to have Meyers in it. The third one should've been the second one, but it was too late. People associated Halloween with Michael Meyers.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Looks kinda like a modern day Excalibur/Conan

    by lv_426

    style film. I miss those harder edged dark fantasy and sword & sorcery films. Nowadays all the fantasy films are more sanitized Harry Potter or Narnia types.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    will Dr. Loomis make a cameo in this?

    by Titus05

    I think he will kill Michael Myers and chop him into little pieces this time

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    looks like Dante's Inferno the video game the movie

    by warrenE33

    they should have ended the trailer without giving away that she's a witch. And they shouldn't have stolen the jaws line, swapping holy water for boat. And they shouldn't have dubbed christopher lee. ugh.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Skyline is going down

    by James_Camera_On

    Check RottenTomatoes. It's not pretty. I must say, however, that Season of the Witch looks much worse. Yeah, Nicolas Cage is bad, usually, but has he accumulated so many sin as to deserve this movie?

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Season of the Witch: 3d Itch

    by zinc_chameleon

    the story of the Plague retold from a flea's point of view. Starring Big Rat, and the Stinky Flea Brothers. Lots of puking vomit, vile growths, and a great I've Got a BuBoe theme song.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Cage is a great actor...

    by marineboy

    ...but not in this kind of crap. Bad Lieutenant could get him an oscar though.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    ...and Nicolas Cage...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    as Fu Manchu.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    WTF happened to my man Cage?

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    He used to be one of my favorite quirky character actors. Valley Girl, Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, Honeymoon in Vegas, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas. The guy was great in dramas, comedies, you name it. Then? Ever since he won the Oscar, career spiral started. I think movies like the The Rock and Con-Air corrupted his ass somehow. He can still be good in recent movies: Bringing out the Dead or as others mentioned, Matchstick Men and Bad Lieutenant. But for every one of those you get five crapfests like National Treasure, Ghost Rider, Knowing, Bangkok Express or whatever B-movie shit that was. Used to be I would see a film Because he was in it, now his presence is almost always an automatic pass. What a shame.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    absolutely deelzbub

    by greyspecter

    Knight's Tale was bad enough, with the rock 'n' roll music and contemporary language, but the entire thing was that way and it remained consistent, if annoying. But to jump back and forth just demonstrates sloppy scripting and/or acting.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    And you're doing it for NOTHING!!!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Killing me's not gonna bring back your GODDAMN HONEY!!!

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    RE: Nice Marmot & critter42c

    by Riff_Randell

    Ha ha! You rock. 'We shall use my larger scales!'

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    The Crusades are such a cool setting

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    But this looks like a B movie.

  • Nov. 11, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Just add

    by Riff_Randell

    some blind Templar Knights riding in on horses in slow motion and you'll have my ass on that seat.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    ♪ We're off to the witch ♫

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nic may never, never come home...

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    this looks dreadful......

    by moosetutters

    ....Hollywood can never quite do medieval the right way, - this looks like a fan-funded Kingdom of Heaven crossed with The Name of the Rose (which starred Pearlman also), - I love movies representing the medieval period, but I would rather be stool-ducked than sit through this...

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST

    PG-13 suck-titude awaits..........

    by sam jacksons wig

    Come on folks- is there a reason that this just "disappeared" from the radar despite the powers of the supernatural?<br><br> Why wasn't it released last month at Halloween, or at least in the fall? It doesn't have the feel to be released in winter, especially considering all of the family fare most will be spending their well earned $$$ on. <br><br> Nope. Flop. Shame.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    moosetutters

    by sam jacksons wig

    The Name of the Rose was fucking fantastic!! Not saying you are doing it, but you can't compare Perlmans "Salavtore" to the limp characterisation in this steaming pile. I would rather watch "Desperation" again, and that's saying something.....

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    deelzbub

    by sam jacksons wig

    You missed "Clash of the titans 2010?????" Well done, sir! Trust me, you missed FUCK ALL!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    The flashbacks in "Sorcerer's Apprentice" were enough for me...

    by Anna Valerious

    Although I'd rather have a sequel to that film...

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Halloween 3

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    The trailer for that movie was scarier than the movie itself and one of the scariest trailers I have ever seen.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Funny

    by elansleazenbago

    Christopher Lee? Counts? I see what you did there.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage as in "Not the Bees" Nic Cage?

    by Stalkeye

    damn was his role in The Wicker Man remake the begining of his Career low points.But Chris Lee is worthy of checking out.No one does Drac better than "Dooku" himself.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Looks absolutely unwatchable...

    by tang126

    Seems to hit all the marks: out-of-place/time dialogue, massive CGI, the operatic chorus, the WTF-is-happening?! quick-cuts, probably all the best action/lines given away, etc. I detect a slight "Van Helsing" vibe to it, meaning it's hard to take seriously or real any true danger or fear. Just looks like a ton of movies out in recent years, as though it's coat-tailing on about 5-6 others that have come and gone. Oh, and Cage with yet another ridiculous hairstyle. Is that in his contract? Every movie he's in, he has to sport an even more unbelievable, fake-looking 'do than the one before? Sean Connery does this too, I've noticed (for all the talk about how he's a "sexy bald man" and so on, how come he never appears as such in any of his movies? One ridiculous rug after another, none of them looking right or real). I guess that makes "The Rock" some crucial high-point in cinematic hair history, the meeting of these two actors?

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    "Your name has become legend."

    by gamerawangi

    And slo-mo battle scenes that suddenly speed up?! Wow!! This movie will break new ground in how tired cinematic clichés can be rehashed! Kudos to all!!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    All these trailers look soooooo samey.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    dominic sena makes junk like 'Gone in 60 Seconds' and 'Swordfish

    by ragingfluff

    ... that said, the scenery looks nice, this looks stupid but fun, and i will need something to chase away the post-Christmas blues

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    oh, and Beaks,

    by ragingfluff

    look up the meaning of "two-hander"

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Oh, so Skyline had no free press screenings?

    by Ditko

    I guess that explains all the hate it´s getting.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Ok kids, WATCH...

    by Royston Lodge

    http://tinyurl.com/yjdv6zc

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by sam jacksons wig

    MAKE IT STOP!!!! MAKE IT STOP NOW!!!!! I WANT MY MUUUUUM!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Ditko

    by sam jacksons wig

    Skyline is getting bad press...well, because it's shite.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:42 a.m. CST

    WOW!...

    by Master Bruce

    another Nic Cage movie nobody will give a shit about! When will Hollywood wise up & stop paying this one-trick-hack-fucking-pony millions of dollars to "Star" in movies?!!

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