[DWJ] Dark is Rising film

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Mon Feb 12 14:20:56 EST 2007

I'm just pretending it isn't happening, plugging my ears and going
"lalalalala" as necessary.  Kinda how I'm dealing with "Bridge to
Terabithia."  I think maybe there should be some kind of litmus test for
directors and producers before a movie project gets the green light.  Like,
"Do you think 'The Dark is Rising' would be improved if the family was
American?" and if they answer, "I thought they *were* American in the book"
we get to pelt them with weasels.

(because, in case anyone has forgotten, _The Dark is Rising_ is one of my
very favorite books ever, and I'm having a reaction like the one I would
have if someone forcibly tattooed my child with the Nike swoop.)

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 19:03:38 -0000, Dorian E. Gray wrote:

>Charlie shared...
>> *The Dark is Rising* film has been rumbling on in pre-production for a
>> couple of years now, but recently they've starting to cast, and some of 
>> the
>> details have recently begun leaking out here and there. The snippet below 
>> is
>> from the call for auditions(
>> http://www.myentertainmentworld.com/mew/audition_film-tv.html) which came
>> out a few months ago, so sorry if this is old news. Be warned: there are
>> spoilers for the Dark is Rising film below. And when I say 'spoilers' I 
>> mean
>> - well, you'll see....
>I hadn't known there was to be a film of "The Dark is Rising".  My first 
>thought was "what a good idea!"; it's an eminently filmable book, I think 
>(funny it hasn't been done before, however).  Then I read that casting info. 
>WHAT?  What have they *done* to the Stanton family?!  What on *earth* is the 
>point of making them American?  And why have half the siblings been cut? 
>And why has the family been made messily dysfunctional?
>Aaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhh!  ::tears hair out::
>Until the sky falls on our heads...

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