Release Date: December 15, 2006
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Here there be dragons.

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118/159 David Mumpower Jeremy Irons tries, God love him, but this is a mistake. The casting department wanted to find another Hayden Christensen. Be careful what you wish for.
127/200 Max Braden I thought Dragonheart was silly, and it's better than Eragon.

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Christopher Paolini started working on his novel Eragon when he was just 15-years-old, and utilized such influences as J.R.R. Tolkein, Terry Brooks and Anne McCaffrey. Now that story will be turned into a movie that will hope to capitalize on the young adult demographic that has enjoyed the Harry Potter films.

Eragon is a young farm boy who discovers a gorgeous blue stone up on a mystical mountain. Although he plans to trade it for food to help get his family through the impending difficult winter, a beautiful sapphire-colored dragon hatches from it - a creature previously believed to be extinct. Eragon and the young dragon become fast friends.

Tragedy soon strikes, though, and Eragon's entire family is killed by the marauding Ra'Zac. At this point, our young hero discovers that he is the only surviving member of the Dragon Riders and it is his fate to play a major part in the upcoming war between the Varden, dwarves, elves, Shades and Urgalls. All of these groups will be making alliances and enemies amongst themselves, with the evil King Galbatorix leading the charge behind the ill winds. Eragon and Saphira the dragon set out to find their place in this world. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Eragon
Main Cast Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich
Supporting Cast Djimon Hounsou, Sienna Guillory
Director Stefen Fangmeier
Screenwriter Peter Buchman, Larry Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
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