By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
The Dark is Rising
Though I am bound to say this until the theatrical release of The Dark is Rising, let me say it again anyway. The Dark is Rising is one of the few books -- like King's Cell -- that I didn't like. Not impressed whatsoever. The film, however, looks like it might be cool.
The Dark is Rising Trailer
Based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Cooper, The Dark Is Rising is the first film adaptation of the author's acclaimed "The Dark Is Rising" Sequence. 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 hunts for a series of mysterious clues and encounters forces of unimaginable evil. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands.
Though there was a period in Hollywood where it looked like adult fantasies would be a huge genre, it is the ones targeted at children and young adults that have taken over. The Dark is Rising represents one of these films, with a style that is both cool and somewhat teenybopper.
Could it be good? Maybe. (check out the trailer below)
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