Djimon Hounsou Is Radu In ‘Seventh Son’ Adaptation (Character Poster + Trailer)

Djimon Hounsou Is Radu In 'Seventh Son' Adaptation (Character Poster + Trailer)

With a cast list this, you’d think this would be a must-see movie; but I’m not sold based on the below trailer. I feel like we’ve seen this before, and often. 

Jeff BridgesJulianne MooreBen Barnes, and others, including our man Djimon Hounsou, who plays a character named Radu in an 18th century-set adventure story centered on young man (Barnes), who is apprenticed to the local wizard (Bridges) to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin (Moore) escapes her confinement while the Wizard is away. 

The film, titled Seventh Son (based on the first installment in Joseph Delaney’s children’s dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles, titled The Spook’s Apprentice) is directed by Sergey Bodrov

I couldn’t immediately find a description of Radu (the character Hounsou plays) and how involved he is in the story, so those who’ve read the novel the film is based on can chime in.

The release date for the Legendary Pictures film has been switched multiple times. It was originally scheduled for release on February 22nd, 2013, but got moved back to October 18th, 2013; and was most recently moved again to January 17th, 2014, in 3-D and IMAX 3D of course.

Hounsou’s Radu got his very own character poster, which is embedded in full below, along with the film’s trailer:

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anthony toon

Yes I am a very big fan of the wardstone chronicles and am currently on the second to last book and I can say with complete certainty that this film is in no way associated with Joseph Delaney’s wardstone chronicles except that he got the names of the main characters correct. 1: tom ward is not in his 20s he is 12 yrs old and so is Alice. 2. John Gregory is not a wizard he is a spook and holds tight to a belief not to use magic. 3: mother Malkin is not as powerful as the movie gives her to be because she was killed in the first few chapters by tom. 4. Billy was killed by a Bogart not mother Malkin. 5. There is no amulet given to tom ever. 6: yes tom had a sword and dagger but not till books 9 & 10.

In short the movie is rubish and the director needs to go back to film school and learn how to make good movies



For a second, I thought this was a parallel to Anders Hove's role as Radu, in the low-budget (but legendary) Subspecies film series. I had to open up and look, just to be sure, lol!

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