Today we have the first images from a project that has us sold on pure talent only. Based on Joseph Delaney‘s novel, WB is readying their fantasy adventure The Seventh Son for a release next fall and while hopefully a trailer lands soon, above one can see Jeff Bridges as a “Spook,” or something that fights dark magic, along with his apprentice aka the title character (played by Ben Barnes). Directed by Sergei Bodrov, who gave us the epic Mongol, this duo teams up to fight an evil witch (Julianne Moore) and USA Today has the scoop.
Bridges describes his character as “an interesting cat,” saying, “He’s appreciated for keeping evil away, but he’s also a frightening figure to the townspeople. When you mess around with darkness, some of that gets in you, too.” He also opens about about Moore’s “gorgeously grotesque” character, saying that she is “something to behold.” It’s quite a match-up and we’re looking forward to seeing the results. Check out the images above and below for the film also starring Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams and Kit Harington.
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 Seventh Son opens on October 18th.
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