‘Medieval’ Trailer: Ben Foster, Michael Caine, And Sophia Lowe Star In Czech Big-Budget Historical Epic

There may not be quite the appetite for medieval epics like there used to be, case in point the cold reception to Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, but they will continue to exist as raw displays of a director’s ability to max out a budget. Such is the case with Medieval, which stars Ben Foster, Matthew Goode, and Michael Caine. It also happens to be the most expensive Czech movie in history.

The film stars Foster as Jan Žižka, a Czech military commander who led Hussite forces for decades against multiple crusades. The unorthodox fighter was blind in one eye and eventually completely blind during the final stages of his life, and yet never lost a battle. However, the film is actually a coming-of-age story about how Jan Žižka became a national hero.

Behind the camera is Petr Jákl, a Czech actor (he appeared in XXX and Eurotrip) and filmmaker known for directing  the 2015 horror film Ghoul.

Also in the cast are Til Schweiger, William Moseley, and Sophia Lowe, so you can see where a lot of that money went. It’s got quite a cast. Medieval opens in theaters on September 9th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.