Eccleston rising in the dark
According to the Manchester Evening News, Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Heroes, The Second Coming) is set to star in a theatrical adaptation of Susan Cooper’s Young Adult novel The Dark Is Rising.
Eccleston will play the main villain, the Rider, who leads the evil forces back and forth through time, in what are described as Harry Potter-style films. The five books in Cooper’s series are optioned and will be produced, depending on the performance of the first film.
Ian McShane (Deadwood) co-stars with Eccleston, for director David L. Cunningham. The Dark Is Rising is set for a September 28th release.