Warners Shuffles Two Adaptations, ‘The Seventh Son’ & ‘Beautiful Creatures’

Beautiful Creatures, first look image, courtesy of EW

'Beautiful Creatures,' first look image, courtesy of EW

Warner Bros. has just put an 8-month gap between its original release plans for Sergei Bodrov’s The Seventh Son, which will now arrive in theaters October 18, 2013, a big shift from the February plan. It’s not all that surprising, though, considering production on the film was delayed pretty heavily. Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Antje Traue and Olivia Williams all star in the adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s young adult series “The Last Apprentice.” It is based on the first book in the trilogy “The Wardstone Chronicles.” In the book, “Tom Ward (Barnes) is a young boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700′s and must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches, and bind boggarts.

In a much lesser shift, Warners Beautiful Creatures, starring Viola Davis, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Irons, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch and Kyle Gallner, will now open in theaters February 15, 2013, just two weeks later than originally slated. The movie is an adaptation of the first of a five-novel series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. In the first book, “high-school student Ethan Wate meets and becomes bewitched by Lena Duchannes, a 16-year-old whose family has moved to the small South Carolina town where he lives. The two must confront a curse that has haunted her family for generations as she comes to grips with her powers.