Way back in May 2010, we gave you the first look at a poster for George Romero's "Survival Of the Dead" created by "The Walking Dead" artist Charlie Adlard, and more recently, we brought you a poster for Gareth Edwards' "Monsters" created by "Silent War" artist Frazer Irving. The recent trend of having comic book artists create posters for cool genre films shows no sign of slowing, either, as today we have the exclusive debut of a poster for the upcoming film "Black Death" created by veteran British comics artist Simon Bisley.
Probably best known for his work on titles like "Lobo" and "Judge Dredd," Bisley appears to have embraced the gorier elements of the film's medieval setting for the poster, which depicts star Sean Bean as Ulric, a knight tasked with investigating a mysterious village rumored to be protected from the plague via supernatural magics. Bisley previously illustrated the poster for the 2010 film "Centurion."
"Black Death" is available now on VOD, Xbox Live, Playstation Network, iTunes and Amazon, and will hit theaters March 11. You can check out Bisley's creepy poster for the film below, and read on for the full plot synopsis.
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.
As we mentioned earlier, "Black Death" is available now on VOD, Xbox Live, Playstation Network, iTunes and Amazon, and will hit theaters March 11. You can find out more information about the film at http://blackdeathfilm.com/.