Wind Destroys Narnia Set

Posted October 15, 2004 8:26 am by Tirian

Wind wreaks havoc – even in Narnia
Story by Helen Murdoch & Lois Watson
Photo: Kirk Hargreaves

It was a case of the lion, the witch and the wind storm at Flock Hill Station yesterday, as film makers assessed the damage caused by the gale force winds that swept through the country.

The fierce winds destroyed a huge marquee built for the forthcoming Disney [sic – the film is being made by Walden Media and Disney co-financing] production of the C.S.Lewis classic, which is being filmed near Arthurs Pass.

The Marquee after the storm

The Marquee after the storm

The Marquee before the storm

The Marquee before the storm

The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe is being made by New Zealand film maker Andrew Adamson, who directed the successful Shrek movies.

Filming recently moved to the South Island, with locations in Canterbury being used to bring the snow-covered land of Narnia to life.

Thanks to spy coracle for the scans!