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The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stanton
Gwen Stanton
James Stanton
Edmund Entin ...
Robin Stanton
Gary Entin ...
Paul Stanton
Jordan J. Dale ...


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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Even the smallest of light... shines in the darkness

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action and some scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dark Is Rising  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,745,315 (USA) (5 October 2007)


$8,791,738 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Near the end of the movie, Will is wiping his face off with a towel after washing (70:54). When he turns around to face the other people in the room (70:56) his face is still wet. See more »


[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.
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References Bridge to Terabithia (2007) See more »


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Oh dear what a waste.....
15 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like many it seems I dreamt of seeing The Dark is Rising on the big screen. Such depth, such scope. With such a true adaptation of the narnia classic already achieved I couldn't wait to view the trailer.... Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Is this really based on Susan Coopers book? What I remember as a powerful novel, full of magic, good versus evil and suspense bears no resemblance to the movie. What a waste of time and effort.

I can't believe for one moment that Susan Cooper has authorised this movie which is supposed to be based on her book. I just hope that people new to this series will want to read the books if the first taste they have is this abysmal looking film.

It seems the studio which produced this film have come up with the golden goose egg of formulas for those too stupid to appreciate the myths and legends in the book. Of course they would change his name from Jack to Jaqueline and get rid of the bean stalk for a rocket to the stars. Oh and not to forgot replacing the giant with a basketball player. But hey all in the name of making a quick buck.....

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