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'Inkheart' trailer out



I'm a bit late on this, but here's the trailer for another film this blog's been anticipating: Inkheart. This is a novel-to-the-big-screen, a kind of story within a story (the following is via Wikipedia):

Meggie's father, Mo (Brendan Fraser), has a wonderful and sometimes terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to life--literally. Mo discovered his power when Meggie was just a baby. He read so lyrically from the book Inkheart that several of the book's wicked characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Then Mo discovered something even worse--when he read Capricorn (Andy Serkis), Basta (Jamie Foreman), Dustfinger (Paul Bettany), and his marten Gwin, out of Inkheart, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother, Resa (Theresa) (Sienna Guillory) into the story.

Meggie (Eliza Bennett), now 12 years old, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, seeking to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved daughter Meggie as bait. While Meggie discovers, she too, can pluck people from pages and bring them to life.

My husband, nine-year-old daughter and myself have read the novel and, for the most part, really enjoyed it (especially our daughter). It's a wonderful story for those that love books, and it shows in a very unique way the power and impact of stories in this world. While I always pictured Mo as more Dennis Quaid than Brendan Fraser, I can definately live with Fraser, heh. The film is due out March 19, 2008.

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