‘Seventh Son’ Release Delayed Again; Warner Bros. Passes Movie to Universal

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Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes in The Seventh Son Seventh Son Release Delayed Again; Warner Bros. Passes Movie to Universal

There are plenty of reasons to be excited for upcoming fantasy The Seventh Son, not the least of which is the reunion of Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore on the big screen for the first time since The Big Lebowski. Bridges plays Master Gregory, the mentor to a talented young man called Thomas (Ben Barnes) who has the potential to become a Spook: a fighter of evil creatures and magic. Moore stars as just one example of the evil that they have to overcome – a witch called Mother Malkin.

Those who are eagerly waiting to see The Seventh Son have already been frustrated twice by a release date that keeps getting further and further away. The Seventh Son was originally scheduled to release in February 2013, but the film was pushed back to October, then pushed back again to January 17th, 2014.

At least this means there are only a few short months left to go… or not. THR has confirmed that the recent end of Legendary Pictures’ partnership with Warner Bros has caused The Seventh Son to change hands, with Universal Pictures taking charge of distribution after signing a new deal with Legendary. A Universal rep said that the company hasn’t yet picked a release date for The Seventh Son, so the film may well end up becoming a spring or summer release.

While it’s somewhat worrying to see The Seventh Son delayed once more, Universal could still pull things together for release. A trailer and some posters have already been released, but there’s no doubt a lot more that could be showcased in a big promotional push before The Seventh Son finally hits theaters.

Marketing for the film is still in the early stages, though a few stills and the character posters that were revealed at Comic-Con this year – so all The Seventh Son needs is a couple of good trailers a bit closer to release in order to pique interest in its potential audience.

The Seventh Son Antje Traue Kit Harrington and Djimon Hounsou Seventh Son Release Delayed Again; Warner Bros. Passes Movie to Universal

Antje Traue, Kit Harrington & Djimon Hounsou character posters

Accounts of footage shown so far describe Bridges doing yet another Rooster Cogburn variant as Master Gregory, and the last film in which he played that kind of character in a mentor role was this year’s R.I.P.D., one of the summer’s biggest box office flops so far. The 2010 Nicolas Cage fantasy flick The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which had a very similar premise to The Seventh Son, also struggled to fill seats. Since The Seventh Son doesn’t have a massive existing fanbase for Joseph Delaney’s Spooks books in the same way that The Hunger Games or Twilight, regular moviegoers are probably going to need to see something impressive before they’re willing to give it a chance.

Tell us how you think these delays will impact The Seventh Son‘s eventual success upon release, if at all, in the comments.


The Seventh Son will be out in theaters… well, it’s anyone’s guess, but we’ll keep you updated on any further developments.

Source: THR

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  1. “Marketing for the film hadn’t yet really begun – beyond a few stills and the character posters that were revealed at Comic-Con this year.”

    Correction: There is also a trailer out, released last month.

    • Thanks – corrected.

  2. Hope it’s good. Any movie that boasts Djimon Hounsou, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore is worth watching in my book.

    • Yup! In that EXACT order too. lol

  3. This has all been a mess but doesn’t necessarily meant “Seventh Son” is a disaster.

    I’m looking forward to seeing this flick because of Antje Traue and only Antje Traue.

    • So true, so true. This woman is gorgeous beyond belief and can act any part, definetly worth the watch just for her performance.

      • +1

        • Right on.

          I’m a big fan of Antje and very happy she’s done so well. Glad Zack gave her her big break and look forward to seeing her in other roles.

          For you guys who also think Antje’s cool, check out Tumblr. Someone put up a great Tumblr page on Ms Traue.

          • This reminds me, correct me if I’m wrong but we never actually saw Faora die in MOS except the fact that she crashed in the building… Which she could very much have survived…

  4. I didn’t know Kit Harrington was in this…I might check it out.

  5. So this isn’t an adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel “Seventh Son”?

  6. What’s the deal with Kit Harington? Who is he playing. I would appreciate it if some kind soul could enlighten me.

    • What is his role in the movie?

  7. Smh idk about this movie!

  8. Patrick, Kit Harrington is playing another of Master Gregory’s apprentices.

    I am a huge Ben Barnes fan and that one of the reasons I want to see this movie so badly. I’m also a huge fan of the book series as well. They are. much better than Harry Potter or Twilight in my opinion. They just aren’t that well known in America.

    I hope this film isn’t pushed too much further out. This is all so frustrating.

  9. No clue what this is but I like the cast so +1 for now I guess.

  10. “There are plenty of reasons to be excited for upcoming fantasy The Seventh Son …”.

    There are?

  11. Anybody remember Season of the Witch?

  12. I have read all eleven books to date, looking forward to the final book, eagerly awaiting the film version, having grown up in the area of the original books many of the named places and “creatures” mentions have always been a part of my life.

  13. It looks horrible, must be why they delayed it for a year…..

  14. When I bought the blue ray movie of pacific rim the trailer looked bad ass and it says it was supposed to be released the 17 of this month is that false advertisement or what?

  15. Well, here’s a thought – perhaps Jeff Bridges will die of old age before the movie gets released. That should heighten the interest in it considerably.

  16. Um, why hasn’t it come out yet? I saw a trailer and it looks like a great movie! Has lots of action and great cinematography and everything as well as well known actors and actress playing the major parts, (side note -might be a SPOILER don’t read if you haven’t seen trailer- girl in trailer said “we are not all evil, you know.” If she was speaking of being a witch, if she was one I don’t know because they didn’t say in the trailer, than she was sadly mistaken ALL witches are evil. If she was speaking of humankind, meaning she wasn’t a witch, she was still mistaken because all humans aren’t good, {in original ancient text good meant functional as in humans are not living as they were originally created before the Fall}, some are just worse than others (aka. witches, murderers, child molesters, rapists, etc). But nevertheless I still want to see the movie :-)!)

    What’s taking so long bring out the movie!!!!!!! You producers better get it together!

  17. Movies are like”DINNER”,let itget too cold and you loose your desire for it.#serve me NOW!!!

  18. This film was delay again, the official realise fate of Seventh son is now in 6th February 2014 on IMDB. not sure why its been delays a full year from when it was supposed to be realise.

  19. Sorry I meant to say the official date of the film seventh son is now 6th February 2015, not sure why its delayed again for a full year, just stupid.

  20. I am on holiday in Kazakhstan and it was released here this week. It’s not a bad film at all, Jeff & JulieAnn are really good and all and all, it’s decent family entertainment and I would give it 6.5 to 7 out of 10. There are a lot worse films out there than this one, especially if you watch it in 3d like we did. A good family fantasy film. Worth seeing.5

  21. I saw Seventh Son at a theater back in 2014, but now it’s being re-released as new this February. What gives??

  22. They are making me mad about the delays.
    I personally would love to see this movie but if they keep delaying the release of it I’m not going to bother going to see it.

  23. I am in love with The Last Apprentice series. I’m currently on book seven and find the books so interesting. To be honest, i like this series better than The Hunger Games Trilogy. Which is crazy since i also love the Hunger Games. But anyways i hope the movie is worth it…