as of this writing… it has been confirmed that the release date has been changed again because of the fall-out partnership between Warner Bros. and Legendary…and now the movie is gonna be released thru Universal…
Seventh Son is an upcoming fantasy film based on the first installment in Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles, known in the US as The Last Apprentice, titled The Spook’s Apprentice. The story centres around 14-year-old Tom Ward, a seventh son of a seventh son, and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook. It is directed by Sergei Bodrov and stars Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Kit Harington, and Julianne Moore.
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. John Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a Spook, a person who fights against the Dark, who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: John Gregory.
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
The story is only vaguely inspired by the books as most of the characters, settings and general storyline have been edited and retain very few similarities with their novel counterparts.
- Ben Barnes as Tom Ward
- Jeff Bridges as the Master Gregory, the Spook
- Alicia Vikander as Alice Deane
- Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin
- Kit Harington as Billy Bradley
- Djimon Hounsou as Radu, an original character
- Antje Traue as Bony Lizzie
- Olivia Williams
- Comic-Con: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Kit Harington Talk SEVENTH SON, Surprises During the Shoot, Adaptations, and a “Wild” Day on Set (collider.com)
- Warner Bros. Will Not Release SEVENTH SON (collider.com)