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Narnia Moves to Fox

Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:41 am

For those who feared that the series was dead in the water following being dropped from the production schedule of its original studios, encouraging news.

Variety and The L.A. Times are reporting that 20th Century Fox has picked up the option to co-finance Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader just a month after Disney decided to pass on helping to finance the third film in the series. Budgeting and script issues are being worked out although there's hope that the film will start shooting at the end of summer for a planned holiday 2010 release through the Fox Walden label.

Fox and Walden will split the production and P&A costs for "Dawn Treader," which is projected to have a $140 million budget, down from the $215 million spent on last year's The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. "Caspian" grossed $419 million worldwide, compared to the $745 million earned by its predecessor "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe."

As planned, the third film will be directed by Michael Apted with Mark Johnson and original director Andrew Adamson co-producing. Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley will be returning as Prince Caspian, Edmund and Lucy while Will Poulter from Garth Jennings' Son of Rambow will play Eustace Clarence Scrubb.

You can read more details about the production deal and the development of the script, which was penned by Richard LaGravanese over at Variety and at The L.A. Times.


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Re: Narnia Moves to Fox

Post by Zoltar on Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:48 pm

Good to know the series isn't dead in the water, I'd like to see them take a crack at Magician's Nephew someday. Lowering the budget seems a wise move.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:32 pm

They made Caspian kiss Susan!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Zoltar on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:29 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:They made Caspian kiss Susan!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
Did they? Very Happy I still haven't gotten 'round to seeing Caspian. I got the DVD for Christmas but I haven't found the time.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:12 am

It was uncool, 0/10 and definitely not canon!!!
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Post by Zoltar on Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:25 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:It was uncool, 0/10 and definitely not canon!!!
A non-canon snog in a Disney movie? Who'd have thought? Of course now it's with Fox. Does this mean we should expect Aslan to be half-human on his mother's side? Wink

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 am

Are you trying to give me a heart attack? Wink
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Post by Horizon Chaser on Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:19 am

Dawn Treader is my favourite in the series. I do hope it makes it. Nice pun, btw.

I'd also like to see all 7 made into films. The original young Pevensie cast should be just old enough to reprise their roles in "A Horse and His Boy".

At least the BBC made it all the way to "The Silver Chair" in the tv version.
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