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In July 1997, Jim Henson Pictures optioned the rights for the film adaptation of Susan Cooper's novel The Dark Is Rising. The company attached Duncan Kenworthy as producer and Andrew Klavan as screenwriter, with the film's budget estimated to be $20 million. Brian Henson, president and CEO of the company, pursued the purchase of the rights because the book was one of his favorites.


The plot was currently unknown.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Since 2005, production never became active.


  • The film adaptation rights were purchased by Walden Media, who attached Marc E. Platt to produce the project.
  • In August 2006, Walden Media announced a joint venture with the studio 20th Century Fox to distribute Walden projects through Fox channels. The next October, director David Cunningham was hired to helm the film which would eventually be released on October 5, 2007.