According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Hodge has been tapped to adapt The Dark Is Rising for Walden Media. The project, which is being produced by Marc Platt (Legally Blonde, the Broadway musical Wicked), marks the first film adaptation of author Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising series.

Hodge, the Academy Award-nominated writer of Trainspotting, will adapt the story of Will Stanton, a boy whose life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. As he uncovers mysterious clues, Stanton discovers that with the dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in his hands.