Adaptations of YA books are so hot right now, and Seventh Son is one of the latest book series to get the movie treatment.
Adaptations of YA books are so hot right now, and Seventh Son is one of the latest book series to get the movie treatment. Based on The Spook's Apprentice (which is part of the Wardstone Chronicles series), the film introduces us to Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), a hunter of the supernatural who has to train Tom (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of the seventh son, to kill the baddies. Chief among them are witches like Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), who's beautiful but quite evil.
The dragons, witches, and sword fights make me think of half a dozen other movies that have already covered this territory, but I like the idea of Moore as a powerful witch and the fact that she's being reunited with her The Big Lebowski costar Bridges. However, I would have liked to get a look at Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, who also has a role, but alas, he's nowhere to be seen. Seventh Son will come out on Jan. 17, but you won't have to wait so long to catch a glimpse — check out the trailer after the jump.