The Avenue has released the official trailer for its epic new true story-inspired action feature “Medieval” starring Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Til Schweiger, Matthew Goode and Michael Caine.
Petr Jakl directs the biopic which begins at a time when 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 Zizka (Ben Foster) is hired by Lord Boresh (Michael Caine) to kidnap the powerful Lord Rosenberg’s (Til Schweiger) fiancee, 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 an attempt to liberate her, he fights back with a rebel army to battle the corruption, greed and betrayal rampant among 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 does not lie in the hands of Kings, but in the hands of his own people.
The English-language project is the most expensive Czech film ever made and will open in the US on September 9th.