Ben Barnes Talks ‘The Seventh Son’

Ben recently spoke with Coming Soon about his upcoming film, ‘The Seventh Son’. The article also mentions that filming of ‘TSS’ will begin in March 2012.

“The plans for this are to shoot in Vancouver and China and some of the artwork just looks incredible,” he told us. “I think it’s certainly going to look pretty special, and I’ve read a couple of the books on which this series is based and they’re pretty engaging. The main draws were Sergei directing it, and Legendary Pictures making it. They make Batman and ‘Inception,’ amazing movies, and to top that off, most of my scenes are with Jeff Bridges, who is one of my favorite actors.”

When asked how they would be adapting and incorporating elements from Delaney’s novels into the movie and whether the movie would be just made up of the first book or multiple books, he admitted that the movie will definitely take things in a different direction:

“It’s nothing like the first book really, but they changed it a lot. I don’t think it’s particularly like ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Twilight’ where you can go ‘based on the books,’ because I don’t think this series is as popular yet, so I think there’s a chance to rewrite and make the best movie for the movie’s sake. I think sometimes when you stick exactly to the book, there’s a danger of it becoming a bit literary, so I think visually they want to make the most exciting film so they’ve changed a lot. My character in the book is 13 or something, but then the romance element in the book doesn’t really make any sense – it makes more sense to have those characters a little older. Some of the story in the first book is very static so this is going to be a lot more visual and action-oriented.”

“Hopefully it will hold me in good stead,” he quipped when we mentioned his previous experience with literary action epics from the last two movies based on C.S. Lewis’s “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

As far as that franchise, he feels two movies might be it for him as his character only appears in one more book, “The Silver Chair,” and in that one, he’s in his 70s.

“No more opportunity for me to go back and swashbuckle at 30 I don’t think but we’ll see,” he said. “It’s possible, but I think they might go and do ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ next anyway, which is like a prequel.”

Source: ComingSoon.net


Carlie said:

Thank you, Steph :)

Gosh, still so long to wait…March is almost 6 months away… Hope we’ll soon hear something about another project of his because the drought is becoming more and more unbearable.

October 13th, 2011

Katie said:

So lovely to have some news again, thanks Steph.
Filming won’t start til March? Quite a long time. Sounds like another little project could fit into that period. But how would I know how things in the movie business work? :)

October 13th, 2011

Katie said:

@Carlie: haha, I didn’t see your comment before I posted this, but looks like we’re thinking along the same lines!

October 13th, 2011

FL said:

Gosh it’s been AGES since i last posted here.

And March?! MARCH???!!! OMG…Carlie is right…how we’re going to survive this drought? :(

As for the movie…I’m happy that they’ll go and shoot as far as China, meaning the movie will be very2 interesting, but the ‘they’ve changed it a lot’ bit makes me cringe a little. I’m a purist when it comes to books. I just hope they only changed the plot and not the heart of it.

October 13th, 2011

witchyeditor said:

So excited for him. I bet he’s going to have an amazing experience, especially since he gets to work with JB. I’m not too worried about they straying from the book. I can see how they might have to after reading the first book.

Great to hear from him. It’s been so long. Wonder what’s gonna happen in the next 5 months…

I vote for him reading an audiobook :)

October 13th, 2011

Natalie said:

Thankss Steph! I just woke up and saw this article. So excited for the movie!! If Ben’s going to film in China, maybe he’ll come to Hong Kong as well 0v0 #daydreaming

October 13th, 2011

Gemma said:

I miss him so much…looking forward for more news about his films ^^

October 14th, 2011

Hana said:

Filming in March? I though they should have been start this September? Ok, what can we do.

October 14th, 2011

Maiamai said:

I couldn´t care less if they stray from the book or not as long as they don´t stray from the release date they set. February 2013, right?

I also hope that means he´ll make a decent appearance for the US KB premier next month. Red carpet moments please, and plenty of them! ;o)

October 14th, 2011

Helaine said:

I’m with you girls, we need to hear about another project as soon as possible, or we won’t survive this drought! ~_~

@Maiamai – Agreed, I hope they keep the release date!

I too hope there’s a US premiere for KB! At least it seems we’ll have some new interviews soon. ComingSoon.net will publish the rest of this interview near the KB release, and today I saw FL’s retweet about Ben being interviewed tonight… :)

October 14th, 2011

moon_cake said:

@Thank you Steph:)

@Carlie, Helaine,
Agree with you girls, this drought is unbearable:(

Audiobook … ? Gosh, he can read anything to me … even my local train timetable would be music to my ears;)

They better keep the release date!

October 15th, 2011

kulotz said:

i agree with you girls. the long wait is too unbearable. but let’s all try to survive this drought for ben. remember: GOOD THINGS REALLY COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT. Be patient girls. Ben deserves the loving patience from his fans.

Thanks Steph for the news. Your hard work is a gift to us.

October 15th, 2011

River Grace said:

Thank you for posting that, Stephanie! It’s always great to hear something new from Ben Barnes World:-)

Lots of Love to everybody,

October 15th, 2011

Maiamai said:

Hee, that´s so true Witchy – some people can just read a timetable or a phone book or anything. Doesn´t matter, it´s still gonna work ;o)

Kulotz, you have a good point. Of course we´ll wait, I mean what are the options? It´s not one darn thing we can do to change it, so we´re gonna do…what? Kill ourselves? Err, nope. Stop supporting an actor we think it talented and who´s work we enjoy just because he´s quiet for a period? Sorry, but I like to think that I´m not that fickle.

I realize there are serious withdrawals at foot around here, but remember girls: That´s what chocolate is for ;o)

October 15th, 2011

Heidi said:

Too long to wait… but at least, according to this site, he will be in two movies that’s coming out next year, “The Wedding” and “The Words”. In the meantime I guess I will just have to watch some of my dvd’s… “Easy Virtue”, “Dorian Gray”, “Prince Caspian”, “Dawn Treader”, “Killing Bono”… Hmm, I think I might have a problem.

October 15th, 2011

Nat said:

Thank you for this!! Looks like I’m not the only one having serious BinBns withdrawal! Hope everyone is well and here’s hoping we will see more of Ben soon =) really can’t wait to see him in a new role.

October 16th, 2011

JJJ said:

gooood :)

October 19th, 2011

FL said:

I think this link has scans from US Vogue Ben is in but I cannot view the pix properly :(


October 20th, 2011

Linda said:

ele e bonito faz o meu tipo

November 17th, 2011

REENIE said:

I am getting Killing Bono on DVD in the usa.
I think Ben is an outstanding actor. I love his British accent

November 20th, 2011

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