Based on book 1of Joseph Delany's series " The Last Apprentice"
Reunites Jeff Bridges with Julianne Moore after The Big Lebowski (1998).
Initially set to be released in theaters in January of 2014 but due to production delays the film was pushed back to 2015.
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.
Dianna Agron, Imogen Poots and Felicity Jones tested for the lead role after Jennifer Lawrence dropped out.
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.