Taglines: In the face of vil, claim your destiny.
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 based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice (titled The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch in America). The story centers on 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 3-D and IMAX 3D on February 6, 2015.
The film features Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore as the Spook and Mother Malkin. Sam Claflin and Alicia Vikander were in negotiations to star as Tom Ward and Alice, but in June 2011, negotiations with Claflin fell through and Ben Barnes replaced him. Vikander was cast.
Production began on March 19, 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia. In February 2013, Legendary Pictures agreed to give $5 million to recently bankrupt visual effects house Rhythm and Hues Studios so they would complete their work in The Seventh Son.
Directed by: Sergey Bodrov
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Djimon Hounsou, Antje Traue
Screenplay by; Charles Leavitt,Steven Knight
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: Universal Pictures
Release Date: February 6, 2015