Perry Moore to Release Official Movie Companion

Posted June 24, 2005 10:37 am by Tirian

The world of Narnia was recreated at a loft in New York City to introduce booksellers to THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Executive Producer Perry Moore on June 3rd during the Book Expo Convention. At the event, guests were treated to a screening of the trailer to the major motion picture from Disney and Walden Media The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe scheduled for release December 2005 and then they were invited to walk through a custom-built wardrobe and a blizzard of faux snow to a wintry landscape that appeared almost as a picture from the imagination of C.S. Lewis. The room was adorned with large, realistic-looking boulders and real pine trees stretching eight feet tall, both of which were flocked with faux snow and guests made their way through a vast array of actual props used in the film’s production, along with sketches and storyboards. Mark Johnson, the Academy Award-winning producer of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” also addressed the crowd along with Moore. The evening was introduced by Jane Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Perry Moore will be published by HarperSanFrancisco in November 2005. The only official behind-the-scenes book on the making of this year’s Christmas blockbuster family movie, written by the film’s Executive Producer. This sumptuous and heavily illustrated book is the ultimate companion to the first Narnia film. Written by the film’s Executive Producer, Perry Moore, the book charts the very personal story of how this movie came into being. Moore writes candidly and personally on why he pursued this project, what intrigued him about the novel, what challenges they faced, how they cast the movie, and how it was filmed. By going beyond the usual sound bites which make up traditional ‘Making Of’ books, this insider’s account allows for the real personality of the project and its people to shine through its pages. Every spread is packed with major visual elements such as movie stills, storyboard art and behind-the-scenes photos, and these are accompanied by panels of information about the back story, CGI breakthroughs, director’s comments, cinematography notes, interviews with cast and crew, and more.

Perry Moore (left) Executive Producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" and author of THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED MOVIE COMPANION and Mark Johnson, (right) the Academy Award winning producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" at New York Book Launch. (Photo by: Lynda Curtis)

Perry Moore (left) Executive Producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" and author of THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED MOVIE COMPANION and Mark Johnson, (right) the Academy Award winning producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" at New York Book Launch. (Photo by: Lynda Curtis)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Perry Moore fulfilled his lifelong dream of bringing his favorite childhood novel to the big screen as the Executive Producer of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” He played Peter in his second-grade class presentation of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” and he blames his mother for starting this whole thing when she gave him the book to read as a boy. Moore resides in New York City.

Also from HarperSanFrancisco: THE NARNIAN by Alan Jacobs, a new biography that delves into the creative mind of C.S. Lewis to be published in October 2005.