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Warner Bros. Delays Jeff Bridges’ ‘The Seventh Son’ Again

Fantasy actioner set for Jan. 17 release

For the second time, Warner Bros. has delayed fantasy action film “The Seventh Son,” which stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander.

The studio had originally planned to release “The Seventh Son” on Feb. 15, 2013, but decided in May 2012 to move it back to Oct. 18. Now, film is set for release Jan. 17, 2014.

It’s a potentially troubling sign for the movie, which will be released in 2D and 3D and is partially financed by Legendary Entertainment. Sources told Variety earlier this week that Legendary and Warner Bros. have opted to part ways rather than continue discussions about extending their deal.

Formerly known as “The Spook’s Apprentice,” “The Seventh Son” is adapted from Joseph Delaney’s young adult series about a teen who’s the seventh son of a seventh son, and who learns about wizardry from a forbidding spook.

Sergei Bodrov directed “Seventh Son.” Producers are Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Lionel Wigram.

The Jan. 17 slot is already occupied by Fox’s drama “The Book Thief,” Open Road’s animated comedy “The Nut Job” and Universal’s comedy “Ride Along.”

Warner Bros. is also moving its boxing comedy “The Grudge Match,” starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, forward by two weeks and will open it on Christmas.

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