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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.
Is almost completely different than the book the only things correct are the names
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Kit Harrington did the small role of Mr. Bradley between seasons of the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones (2011) which he stars as Jon Snow.
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Kandyse McClure appeared in Carrie (2002) as Sue Snell while Julianne Moore appeared as Margaret White in Carrie (2013).
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Master Gregory is an almost similar role to Jeff Bridge's role in True Grit (2010) which he starred as Rooster Cogburn.
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Antje Traue plays the mother of Alicia Vikander, but in reality, Traue is only 7 years older than Vikander.
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A sequel entitled Seventh Son: Mystery of the Gnydr which Ben Barnes would return as Tom Ward was announced in 2015 and rumored and that it would be set for release in 2017.
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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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Kit Harrington stars in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011) and Ben Barnes would later go on to star in HBO's Westworld (2016).
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Master Gregory cusses the 'F' word in one scene.
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When Gregory says "Ward" (Tom Ward) he pronounces it as a "Worn".
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Jeff Bridges and Olivia Williams have both worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jeff Bridges had starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Stay Hungry (1976) and Oliva Williams had previously worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sabotage (2014). A year after the film's release, Emilia Clarke starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys (2015). Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington star in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011).
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Alicia Vikander would later go on to star as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018). Olivia Wilde was rumored to play the role, but denied it. Olivia Wilde starred opposite Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy (2010) 4 years earlier.
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The book which the film is based on "The Spook's Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney was published in 2004.
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In the Hindi language, "Malkin" means mistress/female boss.
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Alicia Vikander would later go on to star as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018). Kit Harrington's Game of Thrones (2011) co-star Emilia Clarke was rumored to play Lara Croft in the 2018 film before Alicia Vikander was announced.
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The film was released in New Zealand on 26th February 2015.
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The 2nd fantasy film/TV series based on a book to star Kit Harrington.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
Tom Ward bares a couple of similarities with Paul Atreides, the main protagonist of the best-selling science fiction fantasy novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert. Tom is the son of Mam Ward (a witch). Tom has visions. Tom has special abilities. Tom becomes a Spook and aids Master Gregory in battling Mother Malkin. Tom falls in love with Alice. Ma Ward is killed by Mother Malkin and after Tom becomes the new Master when he completes his training and destroys Mother Malkin and avenges his mother.
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