Long-delayed Seventh Son reminds you it still exists with new trailer

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Apr 12, 2021, 4:50 PM EDT (Updated)

Nearly two years after it was first supposed to come out, the movie Seventh Son wants you to know it's still on its way.

Remember hearing about this film? Based loosely on the book The Spook's Apprentice (which is known as the more cumbersome The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch in the U.S.), it stars Ben Barnes as Tom Ward, the "seventh son of a seventh son," who becomes the apprentice of the Spook (Jeff Bridges) and goes on all kinds of mystical, magical adventures with him as they seek to defeat an evil queen (what else?) played by Julianne Moore.

Director Sergei Dobrev shot the picture in 2012, and it was originally scheduled for release in February 2013. Then it was bumped to that October so that the effects work could be completed properly, and shifted again after that to January 2014. Then the company behind the movie, Legendary Pictures, changed distribution partners from Warner Bros. to Universal, who promptly punted Seventh Son all the way to February 2015.

But it looks like that date is going to stick, since a new, and decidedly more monster-heavy, trailer has been released. That means we'll probably all have a chance early next year to grumble about the lack of good fantasy films since the golden days of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and hear Jeff Bridges use the same gravelly voice he's deployed for the last four or five films he's starred in.

Has Seventh Son been worth the wait? Watch the trailer below and tell us if you think it might be.