Michael Apted to Direct ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’

Posted April 17, 2007 6:19 pm by fantasia_kitty

Michael Apted

Michael Apted

From AintitCoolNews.com:

“We all heard that Andrew Adamson was vying out of the directing duties on DAWN TREADER, the third Narnia film… He’s still going to produce the film, but a new director was needed. Mrs. Beaver came directly to me to share the scoop.

The director of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is… MICHAEL APTED!!!

That’s right, the tremendous director behind the __ UP series of docs, GORKY PARK, COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, the criminally underrated THUNDERHEART… and most recently AMAZING GRACE!

Given Michael’s upbringing in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England… Given that the first Narnia book was written when Apted was a strapping 8 years old… and continued to come out through him reaching the age of 13… the PRIME ages to have read that series… I’m betting that he’s a huge honking NARNIA fan from the get go.”

Read the whole story here.

UPDATE: This story has been confirmed by a knowledgeable source, who believes Mr Apted will do a great job.