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 now 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. Now 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.
- Originally had a February 15th 2013, October 18th 2013, then a January 17th 2014 release.
- Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Production was originally said to begin on August 1st 2011 in South Africa then September 13th 2011 in Vancouver, Canada, both of which obviously never happened.
- Fans may recognize actor Kit Harington as "Jon Snow" from the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.
- Julianne Moore is said to be playing "Mother Malkin, the most sinister of witches who uses blood magic."
- The storyline is said to be set in the 1700s.
- Alex Pettyfer plays the "Tom Ward," the exoricst in training.
- Jennifer Lawrence plays the Witch.
- Jeff Bridges stars as "Exorcist Master Gregory", who's also known as "The Spook."
- Formerly known as The Spook’s Apprentice.
- Based on the first book entitled The Wardstone Chronicles in Joseph Delaney’s young adult series The Last Apprentice.
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