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Here's your first look at Jeff Bridges as a sorcerer and Julianne Moore as a witch in fantasy flick Seventh Son

Dec. 4, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Seventh Son first still slice

I don't know if you've ever seen MONGOL. It's a superb film, well paced and full of the sort of cinematography that turns landscape into visual poetry. Well that film, an Oscar contender back when it was released, was directed by Sergei Bodrov.  And for his first English language trick, Bodrov elected to direct Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in an adaptation of the Young Adult novel SPOOK'S APPRENTICE by Joseph Delaney.  Retitled as SEVENTH SON, all we've seen from the supernatural action film thus far is a single peek at some concept art that did little but pique the interest and spark the imagination as to the project's possibility.

But that has now changed with the release of two stills from SEVENTH SON, ones which showcase Bridges as a "Spook" named Master John Gregory, Ben Barnes as his apprentice Tom Ward (the titular Seventh Son), and Julianne Moore as the villainous witch Mother Malkin.  In the plot, Gregory imprisoned Malkin centuries ago so as to keep her evil at bay and the world safe.  But "Gregory's getting into the twilight of his years and the apprentices he keeps trying to recruit don't last very long, which becomes a serious problem for him when Malkin escapes and rounds up all of her followers for one momentous attack.  A Spook's apprentice can only be the seventh son of a seventh son, and after Gregory's last one is killed, he finds new backup in Tom Ward to help him fend off their supernatural enemies."

Said Bridges of his role: "He's an interesting cat. He's appreciated for keeping evil away, but he's also a frightening figure to the townspeople. When you mess around with darkness, some of that gets in you, too."  And while we're on the subject of Bridges saying things, regarding Moore (with whom Bridges co-starred before in THE BIG LEBOWSKI): "In real life, she's gorgeous, and [in SEVENTH SON] she's gorgeously grotesque."

Which I can dig.  I dig that a lot.  And Jeff Bridges definitely looks the part, so I can dig that too.  But what do you think? Is this a project that you're interested in now that you've seen something from it?

Look for SEVENTH SON on October 18th, 2013.

Seventh Son first still

Seventh Son second still

Extra Tidbit: "To get into the mythic mindset of Seventh Son, Bridges read some Joseph Campbell, and came in with a lifelong interest for the sci-fi and fantasy works of Tolkien, Bradbury and Heinlein."
Source: USA Today

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4:58PM on 12/04/2012
I'm predicting in the distant future I'd be totally mixing up the "Spook's Apprentice" with "Sorcerer's Apprentice", good thing they retitled it :P

Seriously though, a Jeff Bridges-Julianne Moore reunion, WOOHOOO!
I'm predicting in the distant future I'd be totally mixing up the "Spook's Apprentice" with "Sorcerer's Apprentice", good thing they retitled it :P

Seriously though, a Jeff Bridges-Julianne Moore reunion, WOOHOOO!
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1:37PM on 12/04/2012
Sorry double post
Sorry double post
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1:33PM on 12/04/2012

I've actually read the book

It was really good. Felt slightly Gaiman-esque, and with the talent behind and in front of the camera this could be a solid flick.
It was really good. Felt slightly Gaiman-esque, and with the talent behind and in front of the camera this could be a solid flick.
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1:31PM on 12/04/2012
Strike me as at least a little intrigued, Bridges looks bad ass and is it me or does Moore kinda resemble Voldemort just with long red hair and a nose?
Strike me as at least a little intrigued, Bridges looks bad ass and is it me or does Moore kinda resemble Voldemort just with long red hair and a nose?
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11:49AM on 12/04/2012

Why does everyone have such a hate-rection for this already?

When did we get so jaded as movie lovers, that were calling something a turd before we've even smelled it. Please explain, cause I'd like to know? Jeff Bridges looks bad-ass in that pic, fantasy movies (aside from LOTR) are all but dead and in need of a comeback and both Bridges and Moore aren't known for picking crap projects and we've got a visually stunning virtually unknown director behind the camera looking to use this to break into the English film world... did I miss what's not, at the
When did we get so jaded as movie lovers, that were calling something a turd before we've even smelled it. Please explain, cause I'd like to know? Jeff Bridges looks bad-ass in that pic, fantasy movies (aside from LOTR) are all but dead and in need of a comeback and both Bridges and Moore aren't known for picking crap projects and we've got a visually stunning virtually unknown director behind the camera looking to use this to break into the English film world... did I miss what's not, at the least, intriguing about this flick?
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4:08PM on 12/04/2012
People get off on shitting on and hating on everything anymore. People, based on 2 pictures formed a complete opinion on this movie that its going to suck. Its the same people that think the new Star Trek movie is going to be terrible based on a poster. Its irrational behavior and narcissistic, they think the entire world revolves around their opinion and are infinitely pissed off when something doesn't come out exactly the way they think it should be.
People get off on shitting on and hating on everything anymore. People, based on 2 pictures formed a complete opinion on this movie that its going to suck. Its the same people that think the new Star Trek movie is going to be terrible based on a poster. Its irrational behavior and narcissistic, they think the entire world revolves around their opinion and are infinitely pissed off when something doesn't come out exactly the way they think it should be.
11:38AM on 12/04/2012

cool to see Bodrov tackle a genre like this

plus Bridges looks pretty badass and Moore looks sexy evil, they have my attention!
plus Bridges looks pretty badass and Moore looks sexy evil, they have my attention!
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11:03AM on 12/04/2012
Movie itself wouldn't excite me... but I loved "Mongol" and of course Bridges and Moore are great, so... yeah, this is now on my radar.
Movie itself wouldn't excite me... but I loved "Mongol" and of course Bridges and Moore are great, so... yeah, this is now on my radar.
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10:15AM on 12/04/2012
Yay, another fantasy movie about a very, very special "chosen one" whose coming has been foretold, it is their destiny to blahblahblah...
Yay, another fantasy movie about a very, very special "chosen one" whose coming has been foretold, it is their destiny to blahblahblah...
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9:28AM on 12/04/2012
Another franchise attempt that will probably be as forgettable as Percy Jackson and Eragon.
Another franchise attempt that will probably be as forgettable as Percy Jackson and Eragon.
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9:26AM on 12/04/2012
Ill reserve an opinion thats based soley on 2 single pics from the film. I'm a huge fan of the fantasy genre so that alone captures my interest. Bridges looks great in costume. Moore's pic there looks rather generic however.
Ill reserve an opinion thats based soley on 2 single pics from the film. I'm a huge fan of the fantasy genre so that alone captures my interest. Bridges looks great in costume. Moore's pic there looks rather generic however.
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9:09AM on 12/04/2012
Bridges would rock as an older Assassin in the Assassin's Creed movie!!
Bridges would rock as an older Assassin in the Assassin's Creed movie!!
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8:22AM on 12/04/2012

Looks expensive

I don't want to say generic, because what is generic, but apart from my unflappable love of Jeff Bridges....this looks like a huge turd.
I don't want to say generic, because what is generic, but apart from my unflappable love of Jeff Bridges....this looks like a huge turd.
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8:21AM on 12/04/2012

Meh

not really feeling this at all.
not really feeling this at all.
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