Trailer: Jeff Bridges takes on Monsters and Witches in “SEVENTH SON”
Based on Joseph Delaney’s WARDSTONE CHRONICLES series, SEVENTH SON pits a period-set Jeff Bridges and his young apprentice against all manner of witches and ghouls and multi-armed creatures. Doth it look fun?
In the film, “Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), the last of the Falcon Knights, had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), many years ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. He has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.”
Moore is both a fantastic actress and choice for a wicked sorceress, but will she and Bridges (a BIG LEBOWSKI reunion, hey) be the best thing here, much like Charlize Theron in last year’s SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN? There looks a great deal of monsters, and Bridges’ old, wise facial hair is on point, but will the lack of weight that often plagues digital creature work bring what could be a fun, young audience-targeting dark fantasy adventure down?
Acclaimed filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (MONGOL) directs. SEVENTH SON is out January 17, 2014. [iTunes]