Jeff Bridges' career has certainly taken a supernatural turn. Case in point: "Seventh Son," the upcoming dragon-filled fantasy adventure, in which the Oscar-winning actor stars as the staff-wielding mentor to a courageous young man (Ben Barnes) that vows to protect mankind from darkness. It seems Barnes' character is the "seventh son of a seventh son." Which apparently means he is humanity's only (and last) hope to save them from a power-hungry sorcerer (played by an evil Julianne Moore) who's been viciously flushing out all the "light" from the world (that's a bad thing).
Set to open in theaters early next year on January 14th, "Seventh Son" is the big-screen adaptation of Joseph Delaney's popular young adult book "The Spook's Apprentice," the first of an ongoing series. The film was directed by Russian helmer Sergey Bodrov (Mongol, Nomad: The Warrior) and also stars Kit Harington, Alicia Vikander, and Djimon Hounsou. Check out the film's debut trailer, above, but try to remember that if "you see a witch ... kill it" and don't back down from a screaming dragon.
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), the last of the Falcon Knights, had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), many years 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. 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.
Seventh Son stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Kit Harington, Alicia Vikander, Djimon Hounsou, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams, Jason Scott Lee