Harry P and Peter J have opened the fantasy floodgates. And the latest is this adaptation of the popular ‘The Dark Is Rising’ children’s novels by Susan Cooper (written in the 60s/70s). Story follows young Will Stanton, a boy ‘chosen’ to save the world from ‘The Dark’.
The Brit story is Americanized, with Will (Ludwig) the youngest of 6 American sons transplanted to England. Not comfortable amongst his peers, and privy to ominous signs, eventually he learns he’s been burdened to save the world from dark forces intent on… evil things, He battles against a nemesis called Rider (Eccleston), but is aided by the Old Ones (including Ian McShane), on his otherworldly quest for six magical 'signs'.