Adaptation #117: The Seventh Son and the Stone of Destiny

header117Book readers and non-readers alike were unimpressed by the film Seventh Son, based on Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series. This one is going down in Adaptation history as one of our least favorite, and a gigantic missed opportunity for what could have been a great movie series.

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Main Discussion

Seventh Son (2014)

-Written by Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight

-Directed by Sergey Bodrov

-Starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore

-Based on the book The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney, covered on episode 112

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