9 Movie Clips from INKHEART

     January 11, 2009

Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

Opening on January 23rd is the New Line Cinema fantasy adventure “Inkheart”. The film is based on the best-selling book by Cornelia Funke and it stars Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Eliza Hope Bennett, Andy Serkis, Helen Mirren, and Jim Broadbent in an Iain Softley film. Here’s the synopsis:

Mortimer “Mo” Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages.

On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo hears voices he hasn’t heard for years, and when he locates the book they’re coming from, it sends a shiver up his spine. It’s Inkheart, a book filled with illustrations of medieval castles and strange creatures–a book he’s been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa (Sienna Guillory), vanished into its mystical world.

But Mo’s plan to use the book to find and rescue Resa is thwarted when Capricorn (Andy Serkis), the evil villain of Inkheart, kidnaps Meggie and, discovering she has inherited her father’s gift, demands that she bring his most powerful ally to life–the Shadow. Determined to rescue his daughter and send the fictional characters back where they belong, Mo assembles a small group of friends and family–some from the real world, some from the pages of books–and embarks on a daring and perilous journey to set things right.

To help promote the film, we’ve been provided with nine movie clips and they’re all below. Also, I interviewed a lot of the cast yesterday and those interviews will be online soon. Until then, enjoy the clips.

Clip 1 – Once upon a time

Clip 2 – I’ve been looking for you

Clip 3 – She reminds me of her mother

Clip 4 – The written word is a powerful thing

Clip 5 – This is the story you’ve been waiting to hear

more clips on page 2 ——->


Clip 6 – I have no idea what is going to happen

Clip 7 – The mighty storm

Clip 8 – It’s simply not possible

Clip 9 – Toto

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