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David Cunningham to Direct Dark Is Rising

October 25th, 2006 by Paul Martin

They have tapped David Cunningham to direct Susan Cooper’s novel ‘The Dark is Rising,’ which focuses on a young man who discovers at age 11 that he’s a Sign Seeker, last of a group of immortals dedicated to fighting a growing presence of dark forces. He comes to the realization that he’s charged with saving the world.

The new co-finance partnership between Walden Media (‘The Chronicles of Narnia’) and 20th Century Fox is about to launch a new franchise which it hopes will appeal to the young adult market.

They have tapped David Cunningham to direct Susan Cooper’s novel ‘The Dark is Rising,’ which focuses on a young man who discovers at age 11 that he’s a Sign Seeker, last of a group of immortals dedicated to fighting a growing presence of dark forces. He comes to the realization that he’s charged with saving the world.

Variety is reporting that Cunningham is presently in Romania preping the film for an early 2007 start.

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