WB’s Fantasy Epic The Seventh Son Adds Kit Harington

Kit HaringtonNow that his “Arthur and Lancelot” movie has been pushed back by Warner Bros. due to budgetary reasons, “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington is looking for something to occupy his free time in-between shooting the HBO fantasy series. What better project then another fantasy movie that’s being eyed (of course) as a new movie franchise?

Harington has been added to the cast of Warner Bros’ “The Seventh Son”, the studio’s big-screen adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s series of young adult fantasy action-adventure novels. Sergey Bodrov (“Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan” and “Nomad: The Warrior”) will direct for the studio.

“The Seventh Son” will adapt the book “The Spook’s Apprentice”:

Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have falled before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins…

Harington joins a cast that already includes Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, with Harington set to play a former apprentice of Bridges’ character, which means he’s not the main character. I’m guessing that’ll go to Ben Barnes (of “The Chronicles of Narnia” fame).

Production is expected to begin this April.

The Spook's Apprentice Book Cover

Via : Variety