It could very well be that “The Dark is Rising” ends up being little more than another wannabe “Harry Potter” franchise, much like “Eragon”, “Bridge of Terabithia”, and “The Chronicles of Narnia”. I never saw “Terabithia” (the deceptive ad campaign for that movie just pisses me off to no end), but “Eragon” was not so good, and “Narnia”, well, it was “Narnia”. “The Dark is Rising” looks promising, and now we’ve got a poster to go along with it. It’s not exactly outstanding or great stuff, but for those of you who are curious, here it is.
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 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.