City of Ember

2008 - 95 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: October 10, 2008
Playtone, Walden Media
Budget: $55,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $3,129,473 (USA) (2,022 Screens)


When mankind is about to come to an end, a group of scientists decide to create and populate a city deep underground. The city of Ember is to last for 200 years after which its inhabitants are to retrieve from a strong box instructions to return to the surface. Over time however, the message is lost and life in Ember is rapidly deteriorating. Their power supply is failing and food is being rationed. It's left to two young adults to unearth the secret of Ember and to lead the way out.


Chief Builder - David Ryall
Builder - Ian McElhinney
Doon Harrow - Harry Treadaway
Loris Harrow - Tim Robbins
Mayor Cole - Bill Murray
Barton Snode - Toby Jones
Lizzie Bisco - Lucinda Dryzek
Joss - Matt Jessup
Roner - Lara McIvor
Smat - Myles Thompson
Miss Thorn - Lorraine Hilton
Lina Mayfleet - Saoirse Ronan
Mr. Boaz - Liam Burke
Mrs. Murdo - Mary Kay Place
Granny - Liz Smith
Poppy - Amy Quinn
Poppy - Catherine Quinn
Captain Fleery - Simon Kunz
Sul - Martin Landau
Arbin Swinn - Frankie McCafferty
Clary - Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Sadge Merrall - Heathcote Williams



Director - Gil Kenan

Writing credits

Screenplay - Caroline Thompson
Book - Jeanne Duprau


Executive producer - Diana Choi Sachs
Producer - Gary Goetzman
Producer - Tom Hanks
Executive producer - John D. Schofield
Producer - Steven Shareshian