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Template:NotininkworldTemplate:FilminfoboxThe film version of Inkheart was the first film adaptation in the Inkheart Trilogy. It starred Brendan Fraser as Mortimer Folchart, Eliza Bennett as Meggie Folchart, Paul Bettany as Dustfinger, Helen Mirren as Elinor Loredan, Andy Serkis as Capricorn, and Jim Broadbent as Fenoglio and was directed by Iain Softley. The film was first stated to released on May 19, 2008 but had been pushed to December 12, 2008 in Uk, and January 23, 2009 in the US.



Shortly after Cornelia Funke published her book, she sent a copy of Inkheart with a letter to Brendan Fraser saying that he was her inspiration for her character of Mortimer Folchart

The director itself announced that it will be Brendan Fraser who'll be the official actor to portray Mortimer Folchart in the film.

Inkheart was filmed at Shepperton Studios near London, England and on location in Balestrino, Albenga, and Laigueglia, Italy, in 2006 and 2007.


Negative ResponseEdit

  • Rotten Tomatoes--40 reviews for "Fresh" and 67 reviews for "Rotten"
  • RT Community--62% rating
  • Kirk Honeycutt--Dislike

Box Office hitEdit

The film grossed $2,110,000 during its opening day in 2,655 theaters. It opened at #7 at the domestic box office with $7,725,000, with a worldwide gross of close to $13 million.



  • In the film, Meggie first saw Dustfinger in a park, in the book, Meggie saw Dustfinger outside her window while it rains.
  • In the film, it was Toto whom Meggie plucked out from a book for her first time to try instead of Tinkerbell.
  • In the film, it was Meggie who finished the story about The Shadow instead of Mo.
  • In the film, it was Meggie's own story that she read to kill Capricorn instead of Fenoglio's.
  • In the film, it was Mo who read back Dustfinger into the book instead of Orpheus.
  • In the film, the Fairies and other creatures that the shadow killed had never seen, in the book, they have appeared and even lived for a while at Elinor's garden.
  • In the film, Basta burned the books of Elinor while taking Mo, but it was seperated in the book.
  • In the film, Resa have a blonde hair instead of black.
  • In the film, when Capricorn and his men had died, Resa's voice had back, but in the book, Resa recieved her voice again when they go inside the book.
  • In the film, it was Fenoglio's will to go inside the book, but he was really accidentally gone inside the book.
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