Seventh Son comes out January 17th, 2014. Originally supposed to come out February 22nd, 2013 and then pushed back to October 18th, 2013. It was supposed to be based on the first book in The Last Apprentice series, but if you watch the trailer, it says it is inspired by the series.
I am a big fan of The Last Apprentice series. I love it and I am just so looking forward to the next book, which comes out in September. When I heard there was going to be a movie I was excited. I know that with books to movies there are changes. Some things are changed, other stuff is left out and while it may be a bit annoying, the movies based off books aren’t always bad.
The Golden Compass, Inkheart, The Vampire’s Assistant and Howl’s Moving Castle are just a few of the movies based off books that I liked. They do differ from the books they are based on, but I still greatly enjoyed the movie.
I’m hoping it will be the same with Seventh Son, but I’m already very disappointed.
First I saw some pictures from the set of the movie and Jeff Bridges looks awesome as John Gregory. But when I found out that Ben Barnes was cast as Thomas Ward, I wasn’t happy. It’s nothing against Ben Barnes. But Thomas Ward, the main character of the books, is 13 in the first book and Ben Barnes I believe is 31. I just don’t understand why they wouldn’t cast someone who was actually 13. Other fans have been saying the same thing.
I think it was a few weeks ago that the official trailer for the movie was released and I watched it. I know it’s been a few years since I read the first book, but the movie looks very, very different.
And I’m not sure if Jeff Bridges is a Spook in the movie, like John Gregory is in the book series. I’ve read a few different articles and some say he is a knight and others say he is a wizard. I don’t know. I just know it seems they have changed a lot in the movie.
If you want to read the short version of this, here it is: They’ve changed a lot in the movie, it doesn’t look anything like the book and it makes me sad 😦
Have you ever been disappointed by a movie that was based on one of your favorite books?