SEVENTH SON | NEW TRAILER RELEASE

SEVENTH SON is a high CGI family fantasy adventure film coming out early next year. It has been in the making for a long time with the first trailer coming out what feels like over a year ago. It will be winning no awards, and it could go either way and be pure fun and joy and adventure to pure shite. They have me with the cast, Jeff Bridges, playing his gruff, nearly inaudible teacher, Julianne Moore as the evil witch and Ben Barnes/ Kit Harrington as two of the leads in the adventure. OK, I would watch it for Barnes and Harrington alone haha #noshame. I am thinking this will be similar to MALEFICENT with more action and less pouting. Enjoy the trailer below that was sent to us by the kind peeps at NBC Universal. It will be releasing on February 26th in Australia and from U.S. ratings it will most likely be M rated here – good news for families. All the best…..JK.

 

SEVENTH SON MASTER GREGORY (JEFF BRIDGES) POSTER IMAGE
SEVENTH SON | SALTY POPCORN TRAILER RELEASE | MASTER GREGORY (JEFF BRIDGES)

 

In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

Sergei Bodrov directed Seventh Son from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight and a screen story by Matt Greenberg, based on the book series “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull and Lionel Wigram. Jon Jashni, Brent O’Connor and Alysia Cotter are executive producers, with Jillian Share and Erica Lee co-producing. The film will be released in 3D.

 

SEVENTH SON MOTHER MALKIN (JULIANNE MOORE) POSTER IMAGE
SEVENTH SON | SALTY POPCORN TRAILER RELEASE | MOTHER MALKIN (JULIANNE MOORE) POSTER

 

Some minor trivia for the film from IMDB. Originally Alex Pettyfer was signed to play the lead but he left for some reason and then a bunch of people screen tested before they selected Ben Barnes. JLaw was also the lead female, Alice, prior to pulling out and the role given to Alicia Vikander (A ROYAL AFFAIR). The film was also delayed in release as originally this was a partnership movie between Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment. All the posters and marketing material was printed and then they ended their relationship – Legendary then signed with Universal Pictures and the film is now being released by them. Is this because Warner Bros cut their losses on it? Time will tell.

The online talk about the trailers is laughable, fans of the books are tearing it apart and calling it a Van Helsing/ Excalibowski farce that is purely a paycheck for Bridges and Moore. Again I reiterate, don’t expect much and it could be fun for the whole family, they are not expecting an Oscar award winning masterpiece, just two hours of escapism.

 

SEVENTH SON BILLY BRADLEY (KIT HARRINGTON) POSTER IMAGE
SEVENTH SON | SALTY POPCORN TRAILER RELEASE | BILLY BRADLEY (KIT HARRINGTON) POSTER