The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

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Plot

A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 4.7/10 (8,369 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director:
David L. Cunningham

Stars: Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston

Storyline
The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands.

Writers: John Hodge, Susan Cooper

Cast:

Alexander Ludwig

Will Stanton


Christopher Eccleston

The Rider


Ian McShane

Merriman Lyon


Frances Conroy

Miss Greythorne


James Cosmo

Dawson


Jim Piddock

Old George


Amelia Warner

Maggie Barnes


John Benjamin Hickey

John Stanton


Wendy Crewson

Mary Stanton


Emma Lockhart

Gwen Stanton


Drew Tyler Bell

James Stanton


Edmund Entin

Robin Stanton


Gary Entin

Paul Stanton


Gregory Smith

Max Stanton


Jordan J. Dale

Stephen Stanton

Taglines:
Even the smallest of light… shines in the darkness

Release Date: 5 October 2007

Filming Locations: MediaPro Studios, Bucharest, Romania

Opening Weekend: $3,745,315
(USA)
(7 October 2007)
(3141 Screens)

Gross: $8,791,738
(USA)
(16 December 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Alexander Ludwig also plays the role of twin brother Tom, but isn't credited for this role.

Goofs:

Crew or equipment visible:
In the scene where the Stanton family moves to the manor and the Rider is letting the ice/water run, when he gets off his horse and it is prancing behind him you can see a whip behind it making it move (from 79:10 to 79:13).

Quotes:

[first lines]

Paul Stanton:
Hey man, let's get out of here.

Robin Stanton:
School is out.

James Stanton:
What's up, little brother? I gotta catch up with the twins.

Gwen Stanton:
Hi Will.

Will Stanton:
Come on, Gwen. Let's go.



User Review

Worst adaptation EVER

Rating: 1/10


I was beside myself with glee when I first heard of this movie. The
book it is based on has been a book I have read and reread as well as
given to children and adults alike over the years. So I was HORRIBLY
disappointed at the changes made in this adaptation. Key elements left
out, characterizations gutted, the mythos it was based on trivialized.

After such great adaptations as LotR, Narnia and the Potter books to
see this classic ruined was a sad sight.

The books concepts depend on British folktales and legends (Arthurian
based) and the movie seems to have tossed that aside in an attempt to
woo American audiences. The family is changed, leaving out the close
knit structure that is the basis of the story.

Don't see this movie. Don't let your kids see this movie. Do yourselves
a favor and read the book.

Someday someone will make this movie with an eye to the source
material.