Movie Trailer #2: The Delayed ‘Season of the Witch’

Almost exactly a year ago we got the first full trailer for Season of the Witch, then a LionsGate film starring Nicolas Cage. The film still stars Nic Cage, but is now being distributed by Relativity Media, which also financed the film’s production. The company has cut a new trailer to begin promoting the January 7 release, and it is a completely different beast from the previous one. Read More »

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Some small progress on Phil Lord and Christopher Miller‘s Jonah Hill-ified 21 Jump Street movie, as Columbia Pictures have formally tagged Friday August 5th 2011 for it’s Stateside release. That leaves quite a healthy window, so production won’t necessarily be starting too soon, but it’s a commitment.¬†Well, at least as much of a commitment as when they announced Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 for May 5th 2011.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate have announced that Dominic Sena‘s Season of the Witch won’t be making it’s March 19th appointment. This could be because that weekend is rather busy – The Bounty Hunter, The Runaways, Repo Men and Diary of a Wimpy Kid – or it could be because Lionsgate don’t want to pee in the Nic Cage pool with another off-putting movie from the star ahead of Kick-Ass.

Via Dread Central and Sony’s Twitter

Season of the Witch Movie Trailer

Season of the Witch

Last month, Lionsgate released a special 30-second Halloween teaser trailer for Dominic Sena‘s supernatural thriller Season of the Witch which had us scratching our heads. Sena is best known as the director of fun but disposable action films like Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish and the recent comic book adaptation Whiteout, and I had heard great things about Brian Schut‘s script… But the teaser looked like a direct-to-dvd Dark Castle production. The new trailer gives us a much better idea of what to expect, and somewhat raised expectations. Watch the trailer for yourself after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Season of the Witch Teaser Trailer

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Lionsgate has released a special 30-second Halloween teaser trailer for Dominic Sena‘s supernatural thriller Season of the Witch on IGN. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) 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 (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardizes the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.”

Sena is best known as the director of fun but disposable action films like Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish and the recent comic book adaptation Whiteout. I’ve heard great things about Brian Schut‘s script, but I’m not impressed by the tiny bits in the trailer. Watch it embedded after the jump.

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Whiteout Comic-Con Promo Trailer

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Update: For those who missed it, the Comic Con promo trailer is back online!

At long last there’s a trailer for Whiteout, the adaptation of Greg Rucka‘s Eisner Award winning comic book series. Starring Kate Beckinsale as US Marshall Carrie Stetko and featuring The Spirit‘s Gabriel Macht, this is a murder mystery set in Antarctica. A mystery revolving around, as the trailer points out, the very first murder in Antarctica. This Dark Castle production was directed by Dominic Sena, previously of Swordfish and Gone in 60 Seconds disrepute… though having said all of that, I quite enjoyed this trailer. See it for yourself after the break.

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