Season of the Witch is directed by Dominic Sena. Nicolas Cage & Ron Perlman return from the crusades to their homeland which devastated by the Black Plague. Claire Foy is the girl who is accused of being a witch & she’s the one who is causing the devastation. Basically these two knights have to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join this mission. When the 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.
The film will be released on January 7, 2011. For the role, Nicolas Cage learned horseback riding from Camilla Naprous and her team of horse trainers in England. Nicolas Cage also worked with a fight choreographer to learn sword fighting.
Claire Foy researched witchcraft and demonic possession for the role. She described its appeal, "Playing a character that was making things happen, and mainly in control of an entire group of men. And for once, be the character that is completely in the know about everything. There is nothing that she doesn’t know. Nothing is a surprise. And she is able to deal with every single situation that arises the way that she sees fit. And I think that was quite refreshing to be able to play a character that wasn’t entirely beholden to everyone else.”
Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Claire Foy