Warner Brothers pushed back the release of their supernatural fantasy adventure film, The Seventh Son, last year. Originally slated for release on February 15th 2013, back in May 2012, Warners decided to push back the release of the Jeff Bridges starring film to October 18th 2013. Now Variety is reporting that the release date has been delayed even further, and that the film s now due to arrive on January 17th 2014.
No reason is given for the further delay, but the film is being released in both 2D and 3D, so maybe the 3D has something to do with the delay. Also, The Seventh Son is partially financed by Legendary Pictures, and sadly Legendary and Warners have decided to part ways after working together for a long time. Both studios have decided not to renew their long lasting contract working together, so this might have something to do with the delay too.
Either way, it is troubling news, and we will now have to wait a little while longer to see this.
The film is directed by Sergei Bodrov, director of the Oscar®-nominated foreign language films Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan and Prisoner of the Mountains. Seventh Son stars Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart, Iron Man), Oscar® nominee Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven, The Hours), and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia films).
The film’s international cast also includes Alicia Vikander (The Crown Jewels), Antje Traue (Pandorum, upcoming Man of Steel), Olivia Williams (Hanna) and Kit Harington (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).
Bodrov is directing the film from a screenplay by Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight, based on the book The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. Seventh Son is being produced by Basil Iwanyk (The Town, Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans), Thomas Tull (Inception, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) and Lionel Wigram (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the Harry Potter films). The executive producers are Jon Jashni, Brent O’Connor and Alysia Cotter, with Jillian Zaks and Erica Lee serving as co-producers.
The behind-the-scenes team collaborating with Bodrov includes director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel (Drive); three-time Oscar®-winning production designer Dante Ferretti “Hugo, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Aviator); Oscar®-nominated editor Paul Rubell (Collateral, The Insider); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network), and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2).
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) centuries 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. Now 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.
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