An epic historical drama with a difference is on its way, in the shape of Medieval. This one tells the tale of a 14th century Czech mercenary.
Ben Foster stars as this mercenary, Jan Žižka, alongside the likes of Sophie Lowe, Til Schweiger, Matthew Goode and Michael Caine in this Czech production that was penned and directed by Petr Jákl.
An epic story deserves an epic blurb, and here it is: “Inspired by the true story of Jan Žižka, one of greatest warriors in history. After the death of its reigning emperor, the Holy Roman Empire is plummeting into chaos while feuding brothers King Wenceslas of Czech and King Sigismund of Hungary battle for control of the empty throne. Daring and righteous mercenary leader Jan Žižka is hired by Lord Boresh (Caine) to kidnap the powerful Lord Rosenberg’s (Schweiger) fiancée, Lady Katherine (Lowe), to prevent Rosenberg’s rise to power alongside the corrupt King Sigismund.
“Jan believes that Kings are the right hand of God and should be respected and obeyed, no matter what. As Katherine becomes caught in a dangerous political game between the monarchs, Jan falls in love with her strong spirit and dedication to saving the people. In a brave attempt to liberate her, he fights back with a rebel army to battle the corruption, greed and betrayal rampant amongst those clawing for power. Jan now realises that the fate of the Empire will be decided by his love for Lady Katherine and that his fate doesn’t lie in the hands of Kings, but in the hands of his own people.”
Medieval is set to hit cinemas this September. Here, take a peek: