Inside the Making of the Eragon Movie

Simultaneously developing a feature film and multiple game versions of the best-selling novel required close teamwork between studio and developers

What ingredients does a game publisher look for in order to create a blockbuster, triple-A title? Sometimes, as it turns out, exactly the same ingredients that can make a film company eager to greenlight a blockbuster $125-million movie.

Take a few fire-breathing dragons, add the warriors who ride them plus a pinch of swordplay and a huge mythological universe, stir, and you've got Eragon. It's a concoction that will be released to game store shelves on Nov. 12 and then to the big screen four weeks later on Dec. 15.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.