A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
- Iain Softley
- David Lindsay-Abaire
- Cornelia Funke
- New Line Cinema
- Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Erste
Mortimer "Mo" Folchart raises his thirteen year old daughter Meggie alone after the disappearance of his wife Resa. He restores books for a living and travels with Meggie to find an old book called "Inkheart" in antique bookshops in Europe. When he is approached by a weird man called Dustfinger, she overhears him calling her father 'Silvertongue'. Meggie discovers later that he has the ability of bringing characters out of the books to the real world. They escape from Dustfinger heading to Italy to Meggie's aunt Elinor Loredan's manor, where the men of the evil Capricorn abduct them with the intention of forcing Mo to bring the powerful Shadow to Earth.