Jeff Bridges trains an apprentice in the ways of dark magic to fight an evil witch played by Julianne Moore…and I’m sold. That’s the plot to Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Seventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov (Mongol) and written by Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight from the book The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. It just went into production aimed at a February 8, 2013 release date and Legendary revealed a new piece of concept art from the film on the occasion of the launch of their new website.

Check it out in all its glory, as well as read the official plot description of the film – which also stars Ben Barnes, Olivia Williams and Kit Harington – after the break. Read More »

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For their appearance at Comic-Con this year, Legendary Pictures hosted a panel showcasing four of their upcoming films. Two of those were the fantasy projects The Seventh Son, Sergey Bodrov‘s YA adaptation featuring Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes, and Alex ProyasParadise Lost, which stars Bradley Cooper as Lucifer. (Click here to read Russ’ coverage of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, also part of the Legendary panel.) Read panel highlights and check out concept art for The Seventh Son and Paradise Lost after the jump.

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For the first time ever, Legendary Entertainment is coming to San Diego Comic Con and they’re bringing some heavy hitters. They’re bring along:

  • Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi along with writer Travis Beacham and director Guillermo Del Toro for Pacific Rim
  • Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander and director Sergei Bodrov for Seventh Son
  • Bradley Cooper and director Alex Proyas for Paradise Lost
  • Game creator Casey Hudson and screenwriter Mark Protosevich to talk Mass Effect.

No mention of Man of Steel or The Dark Knight Rises, but with no Warner Bros. panel, this at least opens the door for a surprise as both films are financed by Legendary. Read more after the jump. Read More »

It’s a rather slow Friday, leaving us plenty of time — too much time, probably — to think about the passing of Peter Falk and Pixar’s fall from the pedestal of perfect reviews. But there are a few bits of casting info out there, and after the break you’ll find the following:

  • Lily Cole helps round out the cast of Snow White and the Huntsman..
  • …and Ben Barnes will play the lead role in Seventh Son, opposite Jeff Bridges. Read More »

Just the other day we talked about the fact that Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeff Bridges might take roles in The Last Apprentice, based on the novel series of the same name by Joseph Delaney. (They’re known as The Wardstone Chronicles in the UK.)  Well, the film has been renamed The Seventh Son, and it looks as if Jeff Bridges is the first to formally take the plunge. Read More »

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