Medieval was supposed to be released in 2019. Production setbacks and pandemics got in the way and the release date was pushed and pushed. We finally have a trailer for the upcoming movie.
I’ve been looking forward to this movie for the last three years. However, the trailer doesn’t do much to inspire confidence this will be a worthy medieval movie. The trailer is as generic as the movie title. I wish they would have used a better title for the movie.
Medieval is about Jan Žižka an unrivaled general and Czech national hero. I hope this early trailer doesn’t set the tone for the entire movie. It appears the trailer is set in the early stages of the movie as Zizka has both eyes. Zizka lost an eye in his youth, it’s not known how old he was at the time. This trailer would indicate he didn’t lose his eye until much later.
While leading the Hussites against the Crusaders, Zizka never lost a battle. You can learn all about the Hussite Wars in our podcast episode.
Inspired by the true story of Jan Žižka, one of the 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 battled for control of the empty throne. Daring and righteous mercenary leader Jan Zizka (Ben Foster) is hired by Lord Boresh (Michael Caine) to kidnap the powerful Lord Rosenberg’s (Til Schweiger) fiancée, Lady Katherine (Sophie 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 realizes 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.
Written and directed by Petr Jákl, Medieval opens in theaters on September 9, 2022, and on digital and On Demand on October 31, 2022.