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Sean Bean: Hard Working Actor? Or Hardest Working Actor?


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The above is the new poster for Black Death, releasing to Xbox, Playstation, Amazon.com and iTunes on February 4, and in theaters starting March 11. It stars Sean Bean and... two other guys. According to the press release, Black Death is about exactly what you think:

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Okay, so you probably didn't think it was about zombies. But then again, with the recent dearth of zombie-related things, maybe you did? There aren't any clips of the movie until next week, so real judgement can't be passed until then.

This was all just a segue to talking about Game of Thrones, which Sean Bean also stars in. A couple weeks ago, Comic Book Resources had some High-Res photos from the show, which we discussed on the podcast. I am completely unfamiliar with George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, but I assume it must be like Lord of the Rings because they haven't even attempted to make Sean Bean look like not-Boromir.

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Rania, on the other hand, is super-psyched for this series (which starts some time next Spring on HBO.) (Why does it seem like everything releases in the Spring? The Wonder Woman Converse and MAC makeup isn't until then, either.) She says the casting looks fantastic, and since it includes Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage, I'm inclined to believe her.

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I too am filled with ridiculous glee about having Baromir on my magical box every week...that probably came out all wrong but you get me. Game of Thrones is going to be rad.

Any additional Sean Bean is good by me. I'm hoping he'll be at the center of the new Silent Hill.