According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walden Media has acquired the film rights to Susan Cooper's five-book epic fantasy series known as "The Dark Is Rising Sequence." Marc Platt is on board to produce a feature based on The Dark Is Rising, the second book in the series.

Dark tells the story of a boy whose everyday life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of the Old Ones, a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces known as "the Dark." As he uncovers a series of mysterious clues -- some dating back to the founding of Britain and others going all the way back to biblical times -- the boy discovers that with the Dark again rising, the future of the world rests in his hands.

Dark was first was published in 1973 and earned numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Award from the American Library Assn. in 1974.