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Trivia / The Wardstone Chronicles
aka: Seventh Son

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The book series

  • Creator's Favorite: Joseph Delaney admitted Grimalkin is his favorite character.
  • Market-Based Title: In America the series is known as The Last Apprentice series and each of the books were re-named.
    • The Spook's Apprentice became Revenge of the Witch.
    • The Spook's Curse became Curse of the Bane.
    • The Spook's Secret became Night of the Soul Stealer.
    • The Spook's Battle became Attack of the Fiend.
    • The Spook's Mistake became Wrath of the Bloodeye.
    • The Spook's Sacrifice became Clash of the Demons.
    • The Spook's Nightmare became Rise of the Huntress.
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    • The Spook's Destiny became Rage of the Fallen.
    • Spook's: I Am Grimalkin became Grimalkin: The Witch Assassin.
    • The Spook's Blood became Lure of the Dead.
    • Spook's: Slither's Tale became Slither.
    • Spook's: Alice became I Am Alice.
    • The Spook's Revenge became Fury of the Seventh Son.
    • The Spook's Tale became The Spook's Tale and Other Horrors.
    • Spook's Stories: Witches became A Coven of Witches.

The Film Adaptation

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $95 million. Gross, $7,101,000 (domestic so far), $90,701,000 (worldwide so far).
  • The Danza: Almost. Alicia Vikander plays Alice Deane and Benjamin Thomas Barnes plays Thomas Ward.
  • Disowned Adaptation: According to author Joseph Delaney on his blog "I think the film is fun and worth watching once, but I am not happy with it. A Netflix series with time to develop characters and have full dialogue would be much better. I have no control over what happens and the rights still belong to the film people but I do hope that will change."
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  • Fake American: Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander and Olivia Williams all use American accents for their characters.
  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: Filmed in early 2012, the movie was originally slated for release in 2013 - but a number of factors, including the sudden bankruptcy of the visual effects studio, the decision to convert the film into 3D, and the transition from Warner Bros. to Universal as distributor, ultimately delayed it to January 2014 and then again to February 2015, when it was finally released.
  • Stillborn Franchise: The open ending certainly left room for at least one more sequel, despite how much different this film is from the first book (mainly because the film cobbled together several elements of the novels into one), but the disastrous box office and pitiful reviews pretty much doomed any possibility of a potential franchise. It's nothing the book's fans would be complaining about though.
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  • What Could Have Been: Jennifer Lawrence was first slated to play Alice back when the movie was first greenlit. After she dropped out, Felicity Jones and Dianna Agron tested before Alicia Vikander was cast. Likewise Alex Pettyfer was the original Tom before Ben Barnes came on board.

Alternative Title(s): Seventh Son, Seventh Son 2015