In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. He has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
The movie Seventh Son was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2013 by Warner Bros. The film is now being released by Universal, as Legendary Pictures, which had their shingle at Warner Bros., moved to Universal.
Seventh Son, after moving from WB to Universal, was rescheduled for release January 17, 2014. However, after even more dreadful test screenings, the movie was shelved, and since the studio is contractually obligated to release the film theatrically for at least two weeks, they pushed it back more than a year and Seventh Son now has a release date of February 6, 2015.