On paper, “Seventh Son” has potential. The cast includes veterans Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore (“The Big Lebowski” reteam), rising stars Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington, along with uh, Ben Barnes, in a YA adaptation directed by Sergey Bodrov (“Mongol“)—what could go wrong? Well, apparently a lot. Shot way back in the spring of 2012, nearly three years and many release date bumps later, “Seventh Son” is finally set to open in cinemas, and a new international trailer is here.
Based on the sci-fi series “The Spook’s Apprentice,” the movie tells the tale of Master Gregory (Bridges), who plucks an unassuming farmhand named Tom Ward (Barnes) to train in the dark arts, to help him track down the evil witch Mother Malkin (Moore), who he had imprisoned years ago. What follows is the usual quest-y stuff with prophecies and monsters….lots and lots of CGI monsters.
“Seventh Son” arrives on February 6, 2015 (unless it gets delayed again). Watch below.