Starring: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren,
Andy Serkis, Rafi Gavron, Sienna Guillory Director: Iain Softley
U.S. Opening Date: January 23rd, 2009
Based on the book by Cornelia Funke, Inkheart is a
timeless adventure tale of imagination that centers on Meggie, a young
girl whose father has a secret ability to bring characters from books to
life when he reads them aloud. But when a power-hungry villain from a rare
children's fable kidnaps Meggie's father to bring others out of the
boundaries of fiction, she and a disparate group of friends both real and
magic embark on the kind of adventure she has only read about in books to
save him and set things right.
An awkward title, virtually no advance hype.
Inkheart might be the next Princess
Bride, for all we know, but its chances at the box office looks rather