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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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John Hodge (screenplay), Susan Cooper (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Edmund Entin ... Robin Stanton
Gary Entin Gary Entin ... Paul Stanton
Gregory Smith ... Max Stanton
Jordan J. Dale Jordan J. Dale ... Stephen Stanton
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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

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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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Trivia

The scene where Will is sent back in time to a viking raid was originally longer. Will was did not arrive in the middle of the raid but arrived moments before the vikings attacked, spotting them sneaking towards the village and having time to realize what was going to happen. The vikings and the villagers where mostly played by re-enactors who brought their own costumes. As it happens, actor Alexander Ludwig later found great success playing the viking Bjorn Ironside in History Channel's series Vikings. See more »

Goofs

When Dawson and Old George deliver the Christmas tree through the front door, it is bigger that the tree they carry down the stairs. See more »

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.
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Seeker
Written by Pete Townshend
Produced by Paul Stacey
Performed by Big Linda
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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Worst adaptation EVER
8 October 2007 | by wytchcatSee all my reviews

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.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dark Is Rising See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,745,315, 7 October 2007

Gross USA:

$8,794,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,852,619
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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