Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in the first images from the Spook's Apprentice adaptation The Seventh Son
Thanks to Twilight, every young adult novel series that has sold a few copies is being adapted into a film. Sometimes, this is a good thing, like in the case with THE HUNGER GAMES. Other times, it doesn’t work out so well, like in the case of PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS. So whenever I hear about another YA series getting the film treatment, I guess you could say I go into it with cautious optimism. One of the next YA adaptations coming in 2013 is Joseph Delaney’s ‘Spook’s Apprentice’, which will be called THE SEVENTH SON. I know nothing about the series of novels since I’m not a young adult and even when I was, I didn’t read YA novels, but the film has Jeff Bridges in it and I’m of the opinion that Jeff Bridges can make anything watchable. But here’s the official synopsis:
“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.”
THE SEVENTH SON stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington. The Sergey Bodrov directed film hits theaters on October 18th, 2013.