Industrial Light and Magic special-effects wizard Stefen Fangmeier makes the leap into the director's chair with this coming-of-age fantasy concerning a young boy whose discovery of a mysterious dragon egg leads him on a predestined journey to become a Dragon Rider and defend his peaceful world against an evil king. Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, Eragon tells the tale of the titular character (Ed Speleers), a humble farm boy living in the land of Alagaësia, whose life is forever changed when he discovers that he has been chosen to fight the most powerful enemy his world has ever known. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Djimon Hounsou co-star in a film produced by Davis Entertainment and adapted from the novel by screenwriters Peter Buchman, Larry Konner, and Mark Rosenthal.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Action,Fantasy,Science Fiction
- Run Time: 103min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/2006
- DVD Release Date: 03/20/2007
- Distributor(s): Fox
Michael A. Mehlmann
- Themes: Mythical Creatures,Fantasy Lands,Chosen One
- Tone: Atmospheric,Fanciful,Stylized,Sweeping
battle [war], dragon, farmboy, king, magic
- Country of Origin: USA (12-15-2006)
- Language: English