The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  5 October 2007 (USA)
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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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jonathan Jackson had a major role in the film but his part was entirely cut. See more »


In the scene where the snow comes through his window in his room in the attic at 13:42, the crow's feather is clearly covered quite a bit with snow in the close-up shot at 13:51. But when he picks it up at 13:54, there is no snow around. This is most readily seen in the full screen version. 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 Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


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Written by Marisa Dupuis, Brady Erickson and Bryan Zaebst
Performed by The Sunday Drivers (as Sunday Drivers)
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Waste of time
6 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Awful, awful, awful - from screenplay to casting to effects. Should one be surprised considering the director announced in the past that he thought the books did not give good movie material and that he dislikes fantasy/children's movies to begin with? Did he pick them up in the end after all to ride the Harry Potter wave? Announcing at the same time that he changed the script from younger British boy to older American boy to avoid having yet another Harry... Well, Susan Cooper's book series the Rising of the Dark sequence was written long before Harry Potter and it has all the material for a good movie. If you like Britain. Its landscape and people. And history, as the background of the book is the King Arthur legend. Unfortunately, the original book has been butchered to the point that the story is unrecognizable. That does not necessarily make a movie bad, just different. However, in this case, as a result of the butchering, the story does not make sense, lacks any depth, and is a disappointment from A to Z which the director tries to hide by using cheap effects and repetitive and lame shooting angles. Save yourself the theater ticket fees and buy those wonderful books from Susan Cooper instead.

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