The Dark is Rising on the Screen

Sci-Fi Wire reports that Walden Media has bought the film rights to Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series. The story appears here.

4 replies on “The Dark is Rising on the Screen”

  1. AnCatDubh says:

    Great Series
    I picked up this series when I worked for its publisher and I really enjoyed the books. They’re a little King Arthur, a little C.S. Lewis, and captivating reading. I don’t know if Susan Cooper is still alive (and I am too lazy to check) and, if she is, I hope they value her input rather than ingnoring it, as they did with Ursula LeGuin and the Earthsex, er, Earthsea mini series.

    These books, like those of Tamora Pierce, are wonderful ‘children’s books’ that can inspire young readers to continue to read sci-fi and fantasy.

    • mrsleny says:

      Re: Great Series

      I picked up this series when I worked for its publisher and I really enjoyed the books. They’re a little King Arthur, a little C.S. Lewis, and captivating reading. I don’t know if Susan Cooper is still alive (and I am too lazy to check) and, if she is, I

      SNIP

      Yes she is still alive and writing. Her latest is called The Magician’s Boy.

      I hope the filmmakers stay true to the story. My favourite was Greenwitch, probably because it was a Jane story.

  2. Alexius says:

    w00t!
    I Can’t Wait, I Always Loved Those Books.

  3. Eldhrin says:

    Great!
    As long as they don’t muck it up, this could be done very well. I’ve always loved
    these books, and I think they would adapt very well to film. They’re not
    particularly long, so they shouldn’t have to change much either. The trick will be
    finding the right kid to play Will.

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