Neil Marshall is returning to the realm of horror with The Reckoning, and the director of such hits as Dog Soldiers and The Descent may have something to prove to fans.
The accomplished filmmaker’s last genre offering–2009’s Hellboy–was not well received by moviegoers or critics (to put it mildly). But The Reckoning from RLJE Films–a foray into the 17th-Century witch hunts–may get the director back into the public’s good graces.
The new film, as reported by movieweb.com, this week unveiled a tantalizing trailer (seen on this page) and a Feb. 5 release date for theaters, as well as on-demand and digital platforms. In addition, The Reckoning will hit the horror streamer Shudder later this year.
Marshall–who also has enjoyed critical and commercial success on the small screen with Game of Thrones and Westworld–co-wrote the screenplay with star Charlotte Kirk and Edward Evers-Swindell. The film–led by executive producer Jas Boparai–also stars Joe Anderson, Steven Waddington and Sean Pertwee.
The Reckoning–set in “a society completely consumed by fear and death”–follows Grace Haverstock, a widow accused of being a witch after losing her husband to the Great Plague of 17th-Century England. Grace must “face her own inner demons, as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.”
Marshall is also working on his next horror film–The Lair–which he will write, direct and produce. The filmmaker–who obviously likes to keep busy–also recently revealed that a sequel to his Dog Soldiers is a possibility somewhere down the line.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any future updates on The Reckoning.