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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.

Writers:

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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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. 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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,791,738, 16 December 2007
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

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 »

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

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.9 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Music by George Frideric Handel
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Truly Impressive
5 December 2007 | by bookworm1425364758See all my reviews

To whoever made this movie: I congratulate you. The only redeeming factor in this poor excuse for a film is that it will be nearly impossible to produce any of the sequels. (Though I'm sure that won't stop you.) You have managed to destroy anything and everything that made the book wonderful and unique. To be able to something this awful with such great source material surely takes a great amount of planning and deliberation.

What, it was on accident? That is impressive.

Honestly, if you're not going to do it right, don't do it - screenwriters, directors, actors - was there anyone who felt the need to perhaps point out that this thing was a piece of crap? My father, who has never read the books, said the movie was awful, and I would dearly love the home address of the people who destroyed my favorite fantasy series.


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