Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dawn Treader will be filmed

The Christianity Today blog reports that:
... 20th Century Fox will pick up the tab to co-finance the third Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Variety reports that Fox and Walden "are still working out budget and script issues, but the hope is to shoot the film at the end of summer for a holiday 2010 release through the Fox Walden label." (Fox and Walden have partnered on most of Walden's other releases; only the Narnia films—The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian—were released through Disney.)

The Variety article also notes that while Caspian didn't earn nearly as much money as LWW, Caspian is also "considered the least commercially appealing of the seven C.S. Lewis Narnia novels" but nonetheless "ranked No. 10 in global box office performance last year. Dawn Treader is considered to be a more family film-friendly book, and the goal is to get back to the magical aspects present in the first Narnia pic but mostly absent from Prince Caspian."
I enjoyed Prince Caspian but would have enjoyed it more without some of the added elements and with more faithfulness to Aslan's role as in the book. This is very good news.

Fox Picks Up Next Narnia Film | Liveblog | Christianity Today

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