Trailer: Jeff Bridges saves the world in Seventh Son

Trailer Simon Brew 12 Jul 2013 - 07:08

If you need an exorcist to save the world, why wouldn't you call Jeff Bridges? Here's the trailer for Seventh Son...

This looks like it could be fun. A fantasy action adventure that gives a lead role to Jeff Bridges, Seventh Son - based on The Wardstone Chronicles novels from author Joseph Delaney - comes from director Sergei Bodrov, who has Mongol: The Rise Of Genghis Khan already on his CD. Bridges, who stars alongside Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes, plays an exorcist who - along with Barnes' apprentice - goes head to head against Moore's evil queen.

The movie has shifted to a January 2014 release slot, and the first trailer for it has appeared. Take a look at this and see what you reckon...

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Was Nicolas Cage offered this first? It seems like his kinda role, although I can't image him saying no to this (or anything come to think of it!).

Still it's refreshing to see a movie based on a series of young adult fantasy novels, we hardly ever see that nowadays!

Why does Jeff Bridges always sound like he has a toffee in his mouth when he's talking?

I am a fan of the Wardstone Chronicles. I will watch this movie but I'm going to think of it as a original Hollywood movie and not an adaptation because this is not an adaptation of the books which is a shame, if only they stuck to the book. There is more action in this trailer than there is in the first book and Spook's don't use swords. Sigh.

My first reaction (as someone who hasn't read the books but has seen her fair share of naff fantasy adaptations): First RIPD, now this...does Jeff Bridges have some financial troubles I don't know about? He deserves better screen partners than the terminally wooden Ben Barnes and the forgettable Ryan Reynolds (no I've not seen Buried).
Now that I've got that out of my system, I'm off to Google the books...

Your opinion of Reynolds won't improve if you watch Buried trust me. A bloody awful film that should have been (wait for it) buried.

I really don't get the Reynolds bashing, I've loved his work for years, but it seems his charms are utterly lost on some people. I just keep hoping he'll get more roles along the lines of Hannibal King - Deadpool would be a good start!

I don't actually mind Ryan Reynolds. I think I'm one of the few people that enjoyed Green Lantern and I'd love to see him as a proper Deadpool (but let's face it, it's never going to happen). Buried was however a truly awful film. My friend was in love with him but even she had to admit the film was bloody awful.

Already on his CD? or CV?

I've loved Jeff Bridges forever. He's been leading man in some awesome films (Tron, The Fisher King, The Big Lebowski). He's one of those guys (like Patrick Swayze as well) who if they were young actors now would be all over the action film/comic book film genre. Nice to see him in a leading man role. I will be watching this.

Give the guy a break, he is sixty three. Werther's Originals are compulsory.

Well that makes two of us! Strangely enough Buried is one of the few films he's done that I haven't seen, I intend to tick it off soon but will now expect a bit less from it, especially as the reviews seemed so positive.

That's why we watched it. I don't know, maybe we just didn't "get it" but we were just looking at each other at the end and going "WTF?" Maybe I'm wrong and don't let my opinion colour it for you, go in with an open mind and hopefully you'll enjoy it.

I was trying to think of another serious film he's done and remembered The Nines. If you haven't seen that watch it, it's awesome.

As a standalone film separate to the book? It looks brilliant. As an adaptation of the book? It isn't great. The only thing that they seem to have in common is the names, everything else has either been changed so that it isn't the same as in the book, or has been fabricated out of thin air.

To be fair, they did say 'inspired by', but surely even if you are inspired, you at least read the material you have been inspired by? If they did, then they would know that there are no dragons in the book, although it is possible for it to be a vaengir (a feral lamia with wings that can fly short distances), except the 'dragon' didn't seem to be flying any small distance.

I'm hoping that there is more from the book included in the film that isn't shown in the trailer, but I'm not holding my breath. I love the books, so I'm disappointed that it isn't a faithful adaptation, but at the same time looking forward to it as standalone film, separate to the book.

Main thing I learned from this - Jeff Bridges needs new dentures.

It's a pity. The books are fantastic and, IMHO, would have worked well as films. They're probably too subtle for the big budget spectacle they wanted.

That was my first thought too. I love the books and have for years but in comparison the film looks kind of crap. if i hadn't read the book sand just saw that trailer i think it would be pretty good but truthfully when i first saw this trailer i thought i didn't believe it was the right trailer because it looks nothing like the book. Still i'll give it a chance.

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