Plot & Details
A charmingly naïve boy from the English village of Wall travels to a magical, mythical world in search of the falling star that will help him win the heart of his true love in this fantasy adventure starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ricky Gervais, and Sienna Miller. For hundreds of years the massive cobblestone barrier that surrounds the sleepy English hamlet of Wall has kept the citizens of the village safe and secure from the malevolent supernatural forces that stir just outside its perimeter. When dashing Tristan Thorne (Cox) promises the fairest girl in the village, Victoria (Miller), that he will prove his love by bestowing her with a genuine falling star, his daring mission sends him on an adventure far outside the comfortable confines of Wall. In order to find the fallen star, Tristan will have to ascend the wall and venture deep into the forbidden heart of the fantastical realm known as Stormhold. Upon discovering that the meteorite he sought was in fact a beautiful girl named Yvaine (Danes), who has stumbled though space and is now being pursued by the King of Stormhold's (Peter O'Toole) sons (who long to use her cosmic powers to lay claim to the throne), Tristan vows to protect the otherworldly visitor at all costs. But the king's sons aren't the only ones in search of the luminous Yvaine; fearsome witch Lamia (Pfeiffer) has become convinced that the young girl's power can help her to achieve eternal youth and beauty. As Tristan makes his way through Stormhold on a mission to bring the star back to Wall, he will encounter a series of spectacular characters and creatures that will lead him to a fate he never imagined. Layer Cake director Matthew Vaughn serves as director and co-screenwriter for this tale of witches and pirates adapted from the novel by fantasy icon Neil Gaiman, who also produces.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Fantasy
- Run Time: 125min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/10/2007
- DVD Release Date: 12/18/2007
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): Matthew Vaughn
- Starring: Claire Danes , Michelle Pfeiffer , Robert De Niro , Charlie Cox , Sienna Miller
- Themes: Witches,Pirates,Crowned Heads,Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects,Race Against Time,Fantasy Lands
- Tone: Fanciful,Lavish,Stylized
- Keywords: creature,quest,stars [astronomy],supernatural-forces
- Country of Origin: USA (08-10-2007)
- Language: English