Warning: Spoilers for “Seventh Son” (as deduced from this trailer) are contained in this article. If you don’t want to be spoiled for the film, don’t watch the above video or read the below text.
As big “Game of Thrones” fans, Warner Bros.’ upcoming fantasy film “Seventh Son” is something we’ve been looking forward to since it was announced. Not only is it also an adaptation of a fan-favorite fantasy series (Joseph Delaney’s “The Wardstone Chronicles”) but it also stars Jon Snow himself: Kit Harington.
“Seventh Son” has been delayed and delayed and delayed (most recently to Jan. 17, 2014), but Warner will be showing off the film at San Diego Comic-Con and it also finally got its first trailer, which can be watched above. Needless to say we were thrilled to finally get a first look at the movie — only for the trailer to show way, way too much of the plot, at least as far as a Harington fan is concerned.
The general premise of “Seventh Son” is that Jeff Bridges‘ character John Gregory is a Spook, or a person who has to fight against the Dark. He trains apprentices to join him in his battle against the evil of the world. The movie’s central “seventh son” apprentice is Ben Barnes‘ Tom Ward, who realizes that there were many other apprentices who tried and failed before him.
Harington seems to play one who failed in this movie. In fact, the trailer opens with him seemingly being burned alive by Julianne Moore‘s witch character Mother Malkin. Sure, he could be resurrected or not actually be dead or something else entirely, but considering the way the trailer is constructed and the plot of the movie and books it’s based on, that doesn’t seem likely. In fact, Harington’s character Billy Bradly is dead in “The Spook’s Apprentice,” which “Seventh Son” is based on.
Granted we’re nitpicking here, but we wish that Harington’s character’s death (and seemingly small involvement in the overall plot of the movie) hadn’t been revealed in the trailer — especially since he’ll be at Comic-Con to promote the movie. Seriously Hollywood, stop having your trailers include major plot points and/or give away entire movies! With that being said, the rest of the “Seventh Son” trailer looks fantastic and it’s definitely something we’re looking forward to, especially since it involves Bridges speaking in a British accent slaying fantastical creatures.
Warner Bros. is presenting “Seventh Son” during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on July 20. Also being shown off are “Godzilla,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Gravity” and “The LEGO Movie.” Stay tuned to Zap2it for coverage of the event, as we’ll be speaking with Bridges, Harington, Barnes, Antje Traue and director Sergey Bodrov about the film.