This can’t be good. “The Seventh Son”, based on the first novel in “The Wardstone Chronicles” was originally supposed to come up this past February but was pushed back to October. Now it’s been delayed until January, or when movies go to wither and die.

From the story follows Thomas (Ben Barnes), seventh son of a seventh son, who is apprenticed to the local Spook (Jeff Bridges), whose job is to fight evil spirits and witches. However, the boy doesn’t realize just how soon he’ll face a powerful enemy alone, as Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Thomas is forced to use his wits, and the help of his enigmatic new friend, Alice (Alica Vikander), to fight the evil witch.

It’s a shame that it appears as though the film is wasting a strong cast.

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