Are you into hell, people that look like birds and Nicolas Cage? Good news! Lionsgate has released the trailer for 'Season of the Witch,' a supernatural thriller that pits Cage against one of humanity's most evil foes -- the black plague. And let's not forget witches.

Cage plays Lavey, a crusader who's called upon to transport an accused black witch (Claire Foy) to a group of monks who will then perform an exorcism of sorts that should restore everything to a plague-free society. 'Hellboy' alum Ron Perlman co-stars as Felson, Cage's crusader buddy. Are you into hell, people that look like birds and Nicolas Cage? Good news! Lionsgate has released the trailer for 'Season of the Witch,' a supernatural thriller that pits Cage against one of humanity's most evil foes -- the black plague. And let's not forget witches.

Cage plays Lavey, a crusader who's called upon to transport an accused black witch (Claire Foy) to a group of monks who will then perform an exorcism of sorts that should restore everything to a plague-free society. 'Hellboy' alum Ron Perlman co-stars as Felson, Cage's crusader buddy.

While it would be easy to speculate that the black witch has been falsely accused, from the looks of this trailer she seems to be a solid face of evil. Attacking wolves, pentagrams and the ability to turn iron cages into hot rods makes this one tough journey for Cage and Perlman. As far as quests involving the eradication of evil witches go, this looks decent enough. But some questionable dialogue already shows up -- when asked, "How many more are going to die?" Cage stoically replies, "None, if I can help it." A sign of a true warrior. And possible cheese.



Cage has been in the news recently for his financial woes but is receiving critical acclaim for his portrayal of Terrence McDonagh in 'Bad Lietenant: Port of Call New Orleans.' Will 'Season of the Witch' be the film that digs him out of the money pit? Not likely. The 2010 release of Disney's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' will probably be his next big box office cash cow -- and if that doesn't work, there's always 'National Treasure 3' to fall back on. Which we strongly suggest he sign onto.

'Season of the Witch' is out March 19, 2010.