The story, which took place in the 1960s and 1970s in the book, was rewritten to be contemporary. The spell over Max is finally broken when Will uses his great strength to give Max a concussion. Maggie Barnes , an attractive local girl appears at the party and Will becomes upset when one of his older brothers approaches her and begins chatting to her. He sends Will into an evil dark cloud. However, The Rider's final trick impersonating the voices of Will's mother and father, as well as Gwen gains him access to The Great Hall. He is taken over by The Rider for a short period of time. Max later tells his father, who is critical of him in the film's beginning, that he dropped out of college.
The character of The Walker, portrayed by , was also rewritten as a younger person with a new story arc about the loss of his soul. As the sign-seeker, Will travels through time to find the next four signs. Stanton was also written to be American so he would be established as more of an outsider, culturally alien to the story's English setting. I'd like to say I'm done with adaptations, but The Golden Compass is coming out, and that one looks like more than the gaffer actually read the bloody book. The Rider also tricks Will's older brother Max, using his magic to partially control him. With all six signs identified The Rider cannot touch nor harm Will.
In August 2006, Walden Media announced a joint venture with the studio to distribute Walden projects through Fox channels. After a fight with The Rider in a bar, it is believed that he was either killed or lost to The Dark, saddening his best friend Dawson. Will reveals his affections for her, saying he felt an instant connection with her. The Rider is also seeking them. October 2015 Will Stanton is a day away from his fourteenth birthday. He is The Dark of the world.
In general, Cooper's story line has been Potterized to little avail: Will's family is as large as the Weasleys, as unloving as the Dursleys, and no fun whatsoever. Both gave the movie only 2½ stars out of 4. Written by That should just about sum it up, but I'll continue. Miss Greythorne and Merriman debate about when and how to approach Will about his destiny. Will and Tom are reunited and return to their family, who are shocked to see Tom. On his 14th birthday Will Stanton Ludwig finds out that he is the last of a group of warriors — The Light — who have spent their lives fighting against evil — The Dark.
Unfortunately, Will learns he can't fly, a power he wanted. Instead, the director pursued practical means to carry out the effects of the film's scenes. The four adults are the last of the Old Ones — ancient warriors who serve The Light — and take Will on a walk through time and space to a place called the Great Hall, which in the present day is the church the Stantons attend. The sphere disappears into the murky water. Later, two farmers, Dawson and Old George , whom Will does not know, arrive at his house with a large Christmas tree ordered by the family. As the ominous figure prepares to kill Will, who is currently no match for him, Miss Greythorne, Merriman, Dawson, and Old George suddenly appear and save Will. Burnham provided eccentric 1960s outfits for the character Miss Greythorne , with Celtic symbols incorporated into the outfits.
Will returns home to his attic room and falls and twists his ankle. He was freed after Will defeated The Dark. It is later revealed that Max dropped out. A thousand snakes were shipped in from the to be dumped on the actors, real water was used to wipe out a mansion in the film, and real birds were trained to fly at the actors. The Seeker had one of the poorest starts for a. Sorry, couldn't think of a third.
Will is the last of the Old Ones to have been born: he is the whose power begins to ascend on his fourteenth birthday, though Will disputes this idea because he believes he is the sixth son. Shown for a brief time only. However, he is seen alive and well after The Rider is defeated. The next October, director was hired to helm the film, then titled The Dark Is Rising. Fox Walden changed the film title from The Dark Is Rising to The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising.
The script also features the inclusion of many action sequences. The Dark is personified by The Rider Eccleston. In the , the film was released under the title The Dark is Rising. For most of the film, he is emotionally distant from Will, trying to encourage him to be a warrior instead of listening to him. 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.
Hodge rewrote the protagonist Will Stanton, portrayed by , to be 14 instead of 11. Please by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. Will is The Seeker: the sign-seeker who must locate six Signs whose possession will grant The Light power over The Dark. He tells her he has been thinking of her constantly. They attack Will, but he manages to escape, accidentally using his powers for the first time.
The powers of The Seeker. Will locates the fifth sign but without the sixth sign, the Dark continues to rise. After his brother, James begins to date her she and Will meet for the first time where she hints that she is an 'Old One'. Two suspicious security guards accuse him of shoplifting and take him to their office. He tries to take the Signs away from Will under The Rider's influence. Merriman instructs Will on his powers, which include sensing the Signs, summoning , commanding and , , stepping through , and the unique knowledge to decipher an ancient text in the Book of Gramarye. The Rider reveals that he has trapped Tom, whom The Rider mistook for The Seeker and kidnapped, within a glass sphere and apparently took care of all these years.