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Barely based on book one of Joseph Delaney's "The Wardstone chronicles" series, "The Spook's Apprentice."
The mountain is called Pendle Mountain after Pendle Hill in England. In 1612, twelve people from the area around Pendle Hill were tried for witchcraft. Also, Mother Malkin was most likely named after Malkin Tower, the house where Demdike (one of the witches tried in the Lancashire Witch Trials in 1612) lived. Malkin was local slang for excrement at the time.
The books were written by an English writer and are sold in England as 'The Spook's Apprentice' series, but in the US the title was changed as the word spook was deemed offensive.
In the book, Thomas is only 13 years old.
Dianna Agron, Imogen Poots and Felicity Jones tested for the lead role after Jennifer Lawrence dropped out.
Warner Bros. was originally supposed to release the film as part of a long-running partnership with the film's producer, Legendary Entertainment. Advertising materials were already being made when both parties agreed to end the partnership, and Legendary affiliated with Universal Pictures, which is now distributing the film. This explains why early posters still contain the Warner Bros. logo.
Initially set to be released in theaters in January of 2014 but due to production delays the film was pushed back to 2015.
Reunites Jeff Bridges with Julianne Moore after The Big Lebowski (1998).
After Alex Pettyfer bowed out from the project, Shiloh Fernandez, Sam Claflin, Caleb Landry Jones and James Frecheville tested for the lead role.
The original plan was that the soundtrack would have been composed by Tuomas Kantelinen and A.R. Rahman but due to the production delays they dropped out in autumn 2013. Marco Beltrami was then brought in to score the movie.
In the book Alice has black hair.
This marks Jeff Bridges third fantasy film in a row after previously appearing in R.I.P.D. (2013) and The Giver (2014).
The second film from 2014 to star both Julianne Moore and Olivia Williams, the other one is Maps to the Stars (2014).
The title Seventh Son is also part of the title of an album and song by Iron Maiden called Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. In the movie Jeff Bridges says "You're the seventh son of the seventh son" which is also similair to the chorus line in the Iron Maiden song. The album is a concept album.
Kandyse McClure appeared in Carrie (2002) as Sue Snell while Julianne Moore appeared as Margaret White in Carrie (2013).
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Is almost completely different than the book the only things correct are the names
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A year after the film's cinema release, Alicia Vikander was announced to succeed Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the big screen reboot of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).
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When Gregory says "Ward" (Tom Ward) he pronounces it as a "Worn".
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The film was released in New Zealand on 26th February 2015.
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Spoilers 

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24 minutes into the film, Tom encounters a ghost and Gregory tells him that is a Ghast, a level 6 creature. A nod to role-playing fantasy games.

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