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By Karl Schneider     September 04, 2006

INKHEART by Cornelia Funke.
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Release Date: TBA 2008
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Iain Softley
Screenwriter: David Lindsay-Abaire 
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Rafi Gavron, Sienna Guillory
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Plot Summary: "Inkheart" revolves around a girl whose father has the power to bring characters from books to life by reading aloud. When a villainous ruler and his band of rogues from a children's fable kidnap the man, his daughter and her friends, both real and imaginary, must rescue him. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire penned the bigscreen adaptation of German author Cornelia Funke's fantasy novel, the first of a trilogy. "Inkspell" was published last fall, and "Inkdawn" will be out next year.


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August 24, 2006 - Paul Bettany has joined the New Line family fantasy INKHEART. He will join Brendan Fraser in the cast of the film.

December 5, 2005 - New Line Cinema has hired Iain Softley to direct INKHEART. The family fantasy is based on Cornelia Funke's novel. David Lindsay-Abaire will adapt.

February 25, 2004 - New Line Cinema sent a signal that it still wants to be in the fantasy movie-making biz by annoucing that it has bought the film rights to Cornelia Funke's INKHEART trilogy of novels.


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