A.R. Rahman and Tuomas Kantelinen have been tapped to score the fantasy action adventure The Seventh Son. The film is directed by Sergei Bodrov and stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams and Djimon Hounsou. The film is based on the young adult series The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney and follows a teen who’s the seventh son of a seventh son, and who learns about wizardry from a forbidding spook. Matt Greenberg (1408), Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) and Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband) have written the screenplay. Thomas Tull (Pacific Rim), Basil Iwanyk (The TownClash of the Titans) and Lionel Wigram (Sherlock Holmes) are producing the Legendary Pictures and Thunder Road Pictures production. Kantelinen has previously scored the director’s last two features Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan and A Yakuza’s Daughter Never Cries. The Seventh Son marks the Finnish composer’s first big-budget major Hollywood studio film scoring assignment. Rahman’s most recent Hollywood project People Like Us starring Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks was released this summer. The Academy Award-winning composer who is best known internationally for his scores for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours is also working on Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming Mumbai Musical, which is set for a release on December 19, 2015. The Seventh Son will be released on October 18, 2013 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

  1. Thiva says:

    “AR Rahman to score fantasy pic ”
    Really looking forward to it.

  2. Ravi Krishna says:

    I’m sure this shall be one of the best scores of next year!

  3. Macejko says:

    Shame it’s not Tuomas Holopainen.

  4. nixon says:

    why is ar rahman sharing credits with other composer?? i am not liking this..better to score alone for a low budget movie

    • Barbapapa says:

      Well perhaps on this one he could use the help of a Tuomas, who is tops in this genre. Together it would make for an interesting collaboration methinks. Lastly, aren’t they both with Amos over at WME? There’s your answer…

  5. ar.kamal says:

    Itz nic to see arr’s name in a hollywod movie, collabration is good for better output, you can guess their scoring who done it, by their own style

  6. Nick says:

    I am a huge fan of the book series and I really do hope that this movie follows the darkness of the books because if not it would be a very big disappointment.
    Though I am still looking forward to this film and can not wait to see it + Jeff Bridges seems like the best choice for The Spook

  7. Fucha says:

    It was originally announced that A. R. Rahman and Tuomas Kantelinen would compose the score for the movie. However, in July 2013, Rahman left the project due to scheduling conflicts.Subsequently, in December, 2013, Kantelinen was replaced by Marco Beltrami.