Taglines: When darkness falls, the son will rise.
A 18th century adventure story centered on young Thomas, who is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected he country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer’s son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn’t? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county?
Seventh Son is a fantasy film very loosely inspired by the novel The Spook’s Apprentice (titled The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch in America). The story centers around Thomas Ward, a seventh son of a seventh son, and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook. It is directed by Sergei Bodrov and stars Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore. It features music composed by Marco Beltrami, which he replaced A. R. Rahman and Tuomas Kantelinen. After having the release date shifted numerous times, it is scheduled to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on February 6, 2015.
Directed by: Sergey Bodrov
Starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Williams, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou
Screenplay by: Joseph Delaney, Matt Greenberg
Production Design by: Dante Ferretti
Cinematography by; Newton Thomas Sigel
Film Editing by: Paul Rubell
Costume Design by: Jacqueline West
Set Decoration by: Elizabeth Wilcox
Music by: Marco Beltrami
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense fantasy violence and action throughout, frightening images and brief strong language.
Studio: Legendary Pictures
Release Date: January 17, 2014