Warner Bros. recently pushed back their supernatural fantasy adventure film, The Seventh Son in January, a historically weak month for releases and today the first trailer and poster have arrived to help us sort it out.
Sadly, the upcoming young adult fantasy adaptation (in much the same vein as Season of the Witch) isn’t looking too strong.
However, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore might lend some real weight to Sergein Bodrov‘s English language debut with a story very loosely based on the novel ‘The Spook’s Apprentice’ by Joseph Delaney.
The plot of The Seventh Son centers on Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, who becomes the apprentice to an exorcist named Master Gregory (Bridges); together the two combat ghosts and witches in the 1700s, but they must soon battle with Mother Malkin (Moore), the queen of evil, as Tom falls for a young sorcerer named Alice (Alicia Vikander).
One hell of a talented cast also includes Kit Harrington, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou and Jason Scott Lee.
Watch the trailer and poster below.
The Seventh Son is now due to arrive on January 17th, 2014. [source: Apple]
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. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), the last of the Falcon Knights, had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), many years 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: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. 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.