Inkheart coming to theatres

by Nikki Tranter

19 June 2008

 

Shows how out of the loop I am—I thought this was still at the discussion stage! Turns out it’s done and ready to go. Sort of, anyway. This promo says “Coming in 2008”, yet the IMDb has it listed for release in January of next year. Either way, it’s one I’m certainly looking forward to. Inkheart is one of the few fantasy stories I actually really enjoyed. It has that added bonus, for me, of centering on the world of books and writers and literary heroes.

Inkheart is about Mo, a man who can bring characters out of the books they inhabit. Trouble starts for Mo and his daughter when the characters lifted from the medieval novel, Inkheart start rummaging around in reality for evil spirits and roads home. The movie stars Brendan Fraser as Mo and Eliza Bennett as his daughter.

This piece from YouTube features scenes from the movie, as well as the actors discussing the film and the book that inspired it:

 

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