On the red carpet of the 2008 Scream Awards that took place Saturday night, The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven revealed to us that Ron Perlman will co-star in the supernatural thriller Season of the Witch.
The “Hellboy” franchise star joins the Columbia Pictures project, which marks the reteaming of director Dominic Sena and his Gone in 60 Seconds actor Nicolas Cage.
The film tells the story of 14th-century knights transporting a girl suspected of being the witch who has spread the Black Plague.
Perlman will play the role of “Felson.” Additional casting for the film includes Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job) as “Debelzaq,” Claire Foy (the BBC’s “Little Dorrit”) as “The Girl,” and Robbie Sheehan (Independent Television’s “Rock Rivals”) as “Kaylan.”
Written by Bragi Schut Jr., Season of the Witch is scheduled to start production in early November 2008 in Austria and Hungary.
Roven also told us that there is “no momentum” on the comic book adaptation The Flash at Warner Bros. Pictures.