Thursday, February 8, 2007

Narnia republishes parts of an interview about plans for several films produced by Walden Media including Amazing Grace and the next three of the Narnia series.
Infuze Magazine has interviewed Walden Media’s Bob Beltz about filming Prince Caspian and the subsequent Narnia films....
Can you let us in on what’s happening with Prince Caspian. Is the script completely finished? And is it sticking closely to the book?
It’s pretty close. Andrew Adamson is gonna direct again. Most of the same crew is working on this one. Mark Johnson will produce again. A lot of the cast and crew will be the same. Now, I don’t think that will be the case for all seven. I don’t think Andrew Adamson wants to spend the rest of his life on this one series.
But the script...let me put it this way: All of the elements from the book are present. It’s not as easy of a book to adapt as The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe was simply because it has a little bit of a different structure and Andrew wanted to rearrange some of the elements for dramatic effect. But everything that is in the book will be in the film....
And you’ve already greenlit the next one?
Yes. The next book after that will be The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and we’re going to try and film the next two in a way that it won’t have to be two and a half years between them. We’ll be able to bring them out sequentially a year apart....
So you will begin shooting Dawn Treader right after Caspian wraps?
Yeah, the way I understand it is that it takes six months to do the live photography on Caspian and then a full year of post-production with all of the effects and computer generated things that have to get done. In theory, what we’ll do is as soon as they are done filming Caspian and into post-production, then we’ll have a new crew to do the filming part of Dawn Treader. Then when that one goes into post-production, we’re hoping to go into The Silver Chair, which would be the next book into production.
 Infuse Magazine

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