Jeff Bridges Goes Gandalf in the 'Seventh Son' Trailer & Poster

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:02 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Jeff Bridges Goes Gandalf in the 'Seventh Son' Trailer & Poster

The first trailer for next year's Seventh Son is packed with all manner of fantastical creature, from flying dragons to four-armed warriors.

For all the big visuals on display, though, the most exciting elements of Seventh Son remain Jeff Bridges as a grizzled knight and Julianne Moore as an evil witch.

Bridges basically looks to be playing a fantasy variation on Rooster Cogburn as knight and sorcerer Master Gregory, who centuries ago imprisoned Moore's character, Mother Malkin, to keep her from being evil all over the kingdom.  The story, based on the novel The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, kicks off when Malkin escapes more powerful than ever, drawing her minions to her in order that she may take her revenge.

With his back against the wall, Gregory has only until the next moon to train his apprentice, the seventh son of a seventh son and presumably the only one who can save the day.

Ben Barnes of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian plays Tom Ward, the titular seventh son.  But the draw here is Bridges.  Well, Bridges and a whole bunch of signifiers – sweeping vistas, glowing staffs, ghostly swirling effects – make it unequivocally clear that this is a fantasy adventure movie.

To see the trailer in high definition, head over to Apple.

The supporting cast here includes Alicia Vikander, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, and even Jon Snow himself Kit Harington, glimpsed briefly at the top of the trailer.

Russian director Sergey Bodrov makes his English studio debut with this one, which has been delayed from October of this year to January 17, 2014.

In addition tot he trailer, Warner Bros. also revealed the first poster, which goes full Bridges:

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