The Seventh Son
Seventh Son is an upcoming 2015 fantasy film very loosely inspired by the novel The Spook’s Apprentice (titled The Last Apprentice in America). The story centers around Tom 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. It is scheduled to be released in 3-D and IMAX 3D February 6, 2015.
Seventh Son has switched release dates multiple times. It was originally scheduled for release February 22, 2013, but moved back to October 18, 2013, to complete post production. It again moved from October 18, 2013, to January 17, 2014, due to the film’s backer Legendary Pictures parting ways with Warner Bros., who were initially intended to distribute the film. On August 15, 2013, it was announced that Legendary has sold the distribution rights to their new partner Universal Studios which pulled the film off its January 17, 2014 release date. The release of the film has been moved to February 6, 2015.
- My thoughts. I am really looking forward to this film. I just love fantasy films set in the middle ages with Dragons and wizards etc. One of the things that looks good about this movie is the fact that it seems like a mixture of action and adventure and some humor.
- In recent years many movies, such as the Batman Trilogy, have taken a more serious approach to these types of movies. Even Man of Steel was too serious for some. In some recent movies of the science-fiction-fantasy genre I have seen a slow moving away from the super-serious approach.
- In my opinion that is a good thing. While I do not mind the serious approach, I do not like a movie to be super serious for the entire film. I think movies such as the Avengers and Iron Man and Captain America have struck that balance with seriousness, fun and action and adventure.
- The Seventh Son seems to be the same in that regard. The special effects look great and the story looks interesti9ng and engaging. I love the look of the dragon and other monsters!
- I was a little worried and frustrated that the movie kept being pushed back. Some fear this means it won’t be good. Some feared, like myself, that it would never see the light of day. Movies released in February are generally not bad but not seen as being of the quality of a summer blockbuster. However, since I am a very easygoing viewer and I love the trailer, I have little doubts that I will like this.
Here is the YouTube Trailer…