Another Boring Photo of Nic Cage in Season of the Witch
Yesterday, USA Today debuted another official first look photo for Season of the Witch, a medieval movie starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman. We actually debuted a first look at this during Thanksgiving break, but I'm sure it got lost in the vacation mix, so we're glad to feature this one today as well. To give you an idea of how one-dimensional the plot in this, here's the updated description from producer Charles Roven. "Wherever the witch has gone, the plague has followed," Roven says. "So they need to transport her to the mountains and perform a ritual that will lift whatever enchantment she has on the land."
Season of the Witch is actually a 14th-century supernatural thriller about a couple of knights who must take this witch up into the mountains, as described. "He has come back from the Crusades and has lost his faith in the church and in God," Rovan says of Nic Cage's character. Is anyone actually that interested?
I expect there's going to be a lot of supernatural things in this, since it's about a witch, but we haven't seen anything else and don't know much about the story. Why aren't they showing us some photos with something really cool? Dragons? Mythical beasts? Season of the Witch is being directed by Dominic Sena, of Gone in Sixty Seconds and Swordfish previously, with a script written by Bragi F. Schut, of only Charlie Thistle and "Threshold" previously. The film is currently shooting but doesn't have a distributor yet. Based on the current schedule, I expect that we'll be seeing Season of the Witch either late next year or early 2010.