Jeff Bridges was lured into the YA genre this year, but “The Big Lebowski” actor hasn’t had much luck so far. He played a big supporting role in summer’s YA film “The Giver,” but the movie was mostly met with indifference from audiences. Up next for Bridges is the adaptation of the YA fantasy sci-fi series “The Spook’s Apprentice,” retitled “Seventh Son” for the screen. Perhaps his fortunes will change, but the project is already looking like the unwanted stepchild of the YA movie genre. It’s changed studios, going from Legendary to Universal when the shingle parted ways with Warner Bros, and it’s been delayed for about two years now. A trailer for the film appeared well over a year ago, but now that it’s in the hands of Uni, a new, very different trailer has arrived.
The story centers around Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), a seventh son of a seventh son, and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook (Bridges). Here’s the official synopsis:
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom. Sergei Bodrov directed Seventh Son from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight and a screen story by Matt Greenberg, based on the book series “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull and Lionel Wigram. Jon Jashni, Brent O’Connor and Alysia Cotter are executive producers, with Jillian Share and Erica Lee co-producing. The film will be released in 3D.
Co-starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Djimon Hounsou, Antje Traue and Olivia Williams, “Seventh Son” is set to land in theaters, after myriad delays, on February 6, 2015. Watch the new trailer below and let us know if you think this is something you’d pay to see.