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Eragon Movie


(2006-12-09)

ERAGON, a fantasy adventure for young people based on the phenomenally successful novel by Christopher Paolini – the first book in the young author’s epic Inheritance Trilogy – is a timeless yet modern tale.

The book’s most fantastical character – a flying dragon named Saphira – arrives via the high-tech wizardry of the industry’s most honored visual effects houses: WETA Digital (the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "King Kong") and Industrial Light & Magic (the "Star Wars" films, "Jurassic Park"). In addition, WETA created ERAGON’s climactic and massive battle scene, in which the forces of good, led by the young Dragon Rider Eragon and Saphira, battle the armies of the evil King Galbatorix.

For over two millennia, dragons have been – depending on the culture and times – beloved, feared, or even worshipped. Today, the mythical creatures are a mainstay of pop culture. ERAGON’s Saphira is inspired by the rich heritage of the storied winged creatures, but for the first time, the power of state-of-the-art computer generated imagery brings myth to photo-real, emotional life. What "Jurassic Park" was to dinosaurs, ERAGON is to dragons. Indeed, Saphira is a step beyond the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park," as her facial imagery conveys thoughts and feelings.

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