Triple bill of fantasy adventures. 'Eragon' (2006) is based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini. Orphaned farm boy Eragon (Edward Speleers)'s destiny is sealed forever when a mystic stone chooses him for its keeper. But when the stone turns out to be an egg from which a baby dragon is hatched, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller (Jeremy Irons) for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon (voiced by Rachel Weisz) must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. 'The Dark Is Rising' (2007) is based on the sequence of novels by Susan Cooper. The film tells the story of Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig), a boy whose everyday life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of 'The Old Ones', a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of 'The Dark'. Travelling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of mysterious clues, some dating back to the founding of Britain and others going all the way back to Biblical times, which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With The Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands. 'Jumper' (2008) is a sci-fi action blockbuster starring Hayden Christensen as a young man who is able to teleport himself to any place on earth. After discovering that he has a genetic anomaly that allows him to teleport wherever he wants, teenager David Rice (Christensen) embarks on a hedonistic lifestyle of girls, money and travel, indulging his every whim, and using his power to fund his desires. It isn't long, however, before he discovers that others share his power, and that the underground community of 'Jumpers' are being targetted by 'Paladins', a group dedicated to their destruction. Pursued by a Paladin named Roland (Samuel L. Jackson), Rice and fellow jumper Griffin (Jamie Bell) soon find themselves fighting for their lives as their sworn enemies close in.
Edward Speleers Eragon/The Dark Is Rising/Jumper