Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Seventh Son {Book to Movie}

The Seventh Son movie is an adapted screenplay from the book The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney. It comes out February 6th. It stars , ,  and is rated PG-13.

Book Synopsis

 For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.
Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope, the last apprentice.


Movie Synopsis
Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.

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Entertainment Weekly


Ben Barnes - {Tom Ward}
You will recognize Ben from the Narnia movies. He is Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He was also in Stardust and Dorian Gray. He is no stranger to Book to Movies. You can next see him in a TV mini series where he play Sam Adams in Sons of Liberty.

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Felicity Jones
Ben is currently dating the beautiful Felicity Jones who was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her performance in The Theory of Everything. Good Luck Felicity. She is also going to be in a Book to Movie in 2016 called A Monster Calls and she is rumored to be in another Book to Movie Inferno by Dan Brown. We will keep our fingers crossed.

Jeff Bridges - {Master Gregory}
He has been acting since he was two. That's what happens when your parents are both actors. He has had a long successful career and is most well known for The Big Lebowski (which Julianne Moore is in with him),  Iron Man, True Grit, Tron: Legacy and The Giver (another of our Book to Movie Posts). His upcoming project is The Little Prince where he plays the voice of the Aviator. I will have to do a Book to Movie on that one. We read it in Book Club. Also I wanted to mention that he has been married to his wife since 1977 and still going strong. That is a rarity in Hollywood. Way to keep the love alive Jeff.

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Julianne Moore - {Mother Malkin}
I am excited to see Julianne as a villain in this movie. She is usually not the mean type of character. But let's talk about what a huge career she has had in film. Julianne has been in so many movies I can't count them all. She just won a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress for Still Alice. (another Book to Movie) We will have to see if she wins an Academy Award for her performance. I'm sad I haven't been able to find a theater near me that is playing this movie. Some of her most popular movies are: Magnolia , The Big Lebowski , Crazy, Stupid, Love , The Kids Are All RightThe Lost World-Jurassic Park , Non-Stop and The Hours and of course one of our Favorites The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 . Her upcoming projects for 2015 are: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 , Freeheld and Maggie's Plan . 

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Alicia Vikander - {Alice}
Alicia is from Sweden and has been in such films as: A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina. She has a ton of upcoming projects: Ex-Machina , The Man from U.N.C.L.E. , Tulip Fever , The Light Between Oceans (a Book to Movie to come) , The Untitled John Wells Project a bunch of other Book to Movie actors I have featured are going to be in this movie: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Jamie Dornan, and The Danish Girl . She is currently dating Michael Fassbender.

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Kit Harington - {Billy Bradley}
You will recognize this star from Pompeii and Game of Thrones. He is currently dating his co star from Game of Thrones Rose Lelsie. (They have been on and off so they might be back off, who knows!) He has a three upcoming projects you can look for him in the future: Spooks: The Greater Good ,  7 Days in Hell  and The Life and Death of John F. Donovan. You can always see him in his Game of Thrones series which is still continuing.

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British GQ January 2015 Cover


Antje Traue - {Bony Lizzie}
Antje is a German actress most well known for Man of Steel in 2013, 5 Days of War , and Pandorum. Her upcoming projects are: Woman in Gold, Despite the Falling Snow, and Criminal.

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Djimon Hounsou - {Radu}
 Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator by Ridley Scott and Amistad by Steven Spielberg. Other films are: Blood Diamond and Guardian of the Galaxy. His upcoming projects are: The Vatican Tapes, Furious 7, and Tarzan to name a few.

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Director Sergey Bodrov
 Sergey Bodrov was born on June 28, 1948 in Khabarovsk, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Sergey Vladimirovich Bodrov . He is a writer and director, known for Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) and The Quickie (2001). No directing projects coming up but he is going to be a writer for Lucky Stop that was just announced.

Author Joseph Delaney
Joseph Delaney is a full time writer living in Lancashire, in the heart of Boggart territory. He first got the idea for the Wardstone Chronicles series when he moved to the village where he lives now and discovered there was a local boggart - ‘a man like me needs boggarts around’. He made a note in his notebook ‘a story about a man who hunts boggarts’ and years later when he had to come up with an idea at short notice developed this into ‘The Spook’s Apprentice’, the first book in the series.
He continues to draw upon the folklore of Lancashire and has acquired much local knowledge over the years which he tweaks and modifies to create his fictional world. Another source of inspiration has been Lancashire’s varied and atmospheric landscape. Many of the locations in the County are based on actual places in Lancashire.
In the early days of his writing career Joseph worked as a teacher at a Sixth Form College: his subjects were English, Film and Media Studies. He used to get up early and write every morning before work. That way he could write a book a year – which promptly got rejected! When the Americans bought the series he decided to give up teaching and write full time.
Prior to teaching he worked as an engineer in his twenties, completing an apprenticeship just like Tom Ward in the spook’s books.
Joseph describes his method of writing as a process of discovery. He doesn’t plot too far ahead and often doesn’t know what is going to happen until he writes it down. In other words he makes it up as he goes along. He prefers writing dialogue to description, in which he says he is a minimalist and leaves much to the reader’s imagination.
Joseph has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events.
The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse and The Spook's Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children's Book for the Year Award. The Spook's Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award.


Movie Trailer

This movie looks intense and probably a little scary for younger children therefore the PG-13 rating.

Let me know what you thought of the movie in the comments.
Have fun at the Movies.

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