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First Eragon Still!

Published August 13, 2006 in Movie Stills
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
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Though we had hoped for a confirmation from Fox on whether the Eragon teaser trailer would appear with Snakes on a Plane or not, it looks like we will have to compromise with what looks to be the first official movie still from the film.

And what a compromise it is! Is that Eragon shouting "brisingr."


Eragon Movie Still


The good people over at EW recently did a brief report on Eragon and with it came a movie still (previewed to the right).

The season's most-anticipated fantasy adventure — okay, only fantasy adventure — is turning into one of its most frustrating mysteries. Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, Eragon is a flashy sword-and-sorcery epic. But at its center lies the tender relationship between the title character, played by 18-year-old newcomer Edward Speleers, and a female dragon named Saphira. The two tackle human/reptilian growing pains in tandem and eventually bring down an evil king (John Malkovich). The problem is, with the exception of the CG wizards at ILM and Weta Digital toiling away on the film's 3,000 effects shots, no one has seen the winged beast yet.


Speleers, though, is confident that director Stefen Fangmeier, who earned Oscar nominations for his visual-effects work on Twister and The Perfect Storm, will produce a convincing she-monster. In the meantime, he didn't much mind delivering his lines to a tennis ball attached to a stick. ''I didn't get any backchat,'' he says, adding, with macho teenage flippancy, ''which is better than with most women.'' Given the book's young female fan base, that's an attitude Speleers may want to have digitally erased.

Though the book describes Eragon firing an arrow and shouting 'brisingr' while between two houses, this picture shows a bit more, uhh, shrubbery. This could also be a picture of Eragon's first time using magic.

Special thanks to 'Natasa' for the heads up.

Eragon comes to theatres on December 15th.

For the teaser posters, production images, featurette, more movie info and a full synopsis, go to the Eragon Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.


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