Until last week there wasn't much to see from The Seventh Son--just a few set photos. I have not read the The Wardstone Chronicles books, and I really didn't know what to expect when the trailer was released. It is an interesting fantasy world and the there are some very talented actors involved, like Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. The movie centers around Ben Barnes, who is "the seventh son of a seventh son" and becomes Bridges' apprentice. I want to like this film, but somehow I'm not completely sold on it. Maybe when more footage is released I'll get off the fence.
Synopsis: John Gregory, the seventh son of a seventh son and 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 out an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope to the county a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survived the training to become a spook that so many others failed ? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin the most dangerous witch in the county?
The movie is released on January 17, 2014.