Remake of the 1967 Russian horror film based on the 1835 short story by Nikolai Gogol. When British cartographer and scientist Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) travels to the wilds of the Far East in the early eighteenth century, he stumbles upon a remote village nestled in an impenetrable forest. There, he is told stories of a terrifying creature with a gaze that can pierce a man's soul, a creature known only as 'Viy'. Despite repeated warnings, the pragmatic Green sets off towards the boarded-up local church in an attempt to disprove the stories. What he finds there confounds science and imagination, revealing a horrific truth about the village and its people.