I recently caught the preview for the upcoming movie Seventh Son. The trailer claimed the film was based on an "acclaimed series", but that's where things got confusing: there is a fantasy novel called Seventh Son (written by Orson Scott Card), but this movie is based on Joseph Delaney's book The Spook's Apprentice (U.K. title)/The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (American version). In addition to casting a 31-year-old actor to play the 14-year-old protagonist, the story looks paint-by-numbers generic*, but I'll probably see this. When it comes to hokey sword-and-sorcery movies, my standards are notoriously low.

*The one bright spot appears to be Julianne Moore's swishing, sneering, scenery-chewing appearance as a witch... dragon... thing? Some kind of hybrid? I have no idea what she's supposed to be, but she's certainly owning it in that preview.
Posted by: Julianka


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