The Future of the Dawn Treader Ship

Posted September 24, 2009 12:49 pm by fantasia_kitty

Completed Dawn TreaderNow that filmingΒ has completed at Cleveland Point, many are wondering what will become of the gorgeous ship, the Dawn Treader. GoldCoast.com.au has a story on it.

It took crews more than two months to assemble the immaculate Dawn Treader ship on location at Cleveland.

Mr Malik said once filming was completed, it would be stripped down and shipped back to the Coast.

“It will be put back together inside one of the stages because we need it for sequences that will have it surrounded by a blue screen.

“We still have to shoot a storm sequence and an attack sequence with it.

“Then what happens to it after filming entirely? Well, that’s the million-dollar question. I’ll say one thing: it won’t be scrapped.”

Filming of the blockbuster officially reached the halfway mark today and is scheduled to finish ahead of its November wrap date.

So there you have it. The Dawn Treader will head back to the Gold Coast (which we knew) and be rebuilt inside the studios (which we didn’t know) and then after that, its fate is undetermined, but it won’t be scrapped!!

You can read the full story here at GoldCoast.com.au.

81 Comments For This Story

  • narniaismylife says:

    im so happy it won’t be scrapped!

    • daredevil says:

      im more happy they are keeping the storm!

    • Starlily says:

      Oh, and I’m happy the ship won’t be scrapped! That would be a huge waste, and a big shame! It’s so gorgeous! If only I had the money, I would buy it and sail away….You could all be my crew. Or you could buy it, and I’ll be in your crew. πŸ™‚ Oh, wishful thinking….

      • Empress of the Lone Islands says:

        Ooh! Pick me!! I want to be in your crew Starlilly πŸ˜€

      • Starlily says:

        Sure Empress! Wouldn’t it be fun? A whole crew of Narnia fans on a real-life Dawn Treader! I wish it could happen…because it would be so much FUN!!! At least I can daydream about it. πŸ˜›

      • sirsimon says:

        That’s sounds awesome, imagine every fan on this website sailing aboard the dawn treader, on grand adventures, oh it stimulates the imagination, everyone think of what they would do on the ship!

      • Mal says:

        Haha, imagine that. Notice that the ship isn’t quite seaworthy… I guess we could hire some people to build us a hull. πŸ™‚

      • BuckBlaster says:

        *Sail, sail, sail* oh look at the lil fishy.

    • Aslansgirl.7 says:

      They should put it in Disneyland in America!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

      • Narnia Dreamer says:

        That would be awesome! They should make a whole narnia section in disneyland!

        Im really hoping the movie stays to the book. Cant wait to see it!

    • redeemedqueen says:

      that’s awesome!!! what are they going to do w/ it? does anyone know?

  • Last King of Narnia says:

    Really Glad for that info. The Dawn Treader is a really special ship. I wonder what they are going to do to it after filming…Maybe sell it on ebay πŸ™‚
    ~Further up and Further in~

  • narnialover101 says:

    Definitely good to here that it wont be scrapped; perhaps this means there is a chance I’ll be able to see it some day. πŸ˜‰

    Hopefully the "attack sequence" is referring to the serpent scene and not some sort of battle. *insert worried smiley here*

    • narnian1 says:

      agreed! I hope they are referring to the sea serpent, and not another type of attack. I’m happy for the storm.

      and as long as they aren’t scrapping it,
      I’d like to know what will be done with it.
      I’d like a piece of that actually πŸ™‚

  • Narniamiss says:

    I too am happy that it still has a bit to go, though afterwards it will most likely be torn apart.
    "We still have to shoot a storm sequence and an attack sequence with it." I’m glad to hear it! The attack is hopefully from the sea monster, and the storm, I have no idea.

    • narnialover101 says:

      Didn’t you read this?

      β€œThen what happens to it after filming entirely? Well, that’s the million-dollar question. I’ll say one thing: it won’t be scrapped.”

      I don’t think they plan on tearing it apart. πŸ™‚

    • Leolani says:

      There was a storm which raged for 12 days in the book (though Eustace thought it was 13)

  • Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Praise the Maker! The Dawn Treader will not be scrapped! I would weep for hours if she was. I just cannot think of that beauty being torn to pieces! Perish the thoughts! Wow storm and attack sequence? I wonder who is attacking? The sea monster? Or something or someone else… Well I guess we got to wait and see. <sigh> I hope they put out a trailer soon. I want to see her on the seas SOOOO bad! And I want to find out who the MLG is. I fear I may burst with excitement! Go Narnia spies and Sail on VDT! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  • TumnusTheBrave says:

    i think they should put in the narnia expedition

  • Eden says:

    YAHOOOOOOO!!! SHE AIN’T GOING DOWN! XD

  • yeswelovenarnia says:

    YAYAYAYAY She won’t be scrapped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark Friedrich says:

    I am happy that The ship won’t be taken apart for good.
    Is Filming finished all ready?!

    • Prince Norin says:

      No, filming isn’t finished yet… it is halfway done though. I’m glad that they will be getting done ahead of schedule… it means more time for editing and making the final product even better!

      • Molly says:

        Me too! And I am also glad that they still have a few scenes left to shoot on the Dawn Treader. I couldn’t believe that they were already finished! So much happens aboard that ship…

    • WillMoseleyandSkandarcrush! says:

      They just finished filming the ship moments at Cleveland Point. But, they’re moving over to the Gold Coast to continue the ship parts.
      Aslan is on the Move!

  • Weapon Master says:

    I think that the battle scene is the sea serpent, because blue screens are normally used in conjunction with computer animation. If they’re halfway done with filming already, maybe the film might come out earlier than we thought. Let’s hope so.

  • narnia365 says:

    Well, if they don’t want it, I’ll be more than happy to take it! lol. Still, it’s a good thing it won’t be scrapped. Now that would be a bummer…

  • K. H. Hill says:

    Yay!

  • Varnafinde says:

    I’m glad it won’t be scrapped! Perhaps it will be in an exhibition somewhere …

  • Topazchai says:

    Hey! How about Narnia amusement park like SeaWorld? That be a hoot!

  • CEP Paul T says:

    *weeps with joy* It wont meet the same end as the Millennium Falcon prop after filming Return of the Jedi.

  • Anonymous Narnian says:

    Aaah, so gorgeous. There’s a news story on Skandar’s website that finishes with "The boat is even more magical than in the pictures posted by fans on the internet so wait till you see the film!", so I’m excited to see the finished product. So glad it won’t be scrapped, though. That would be a real shame. Sail on, literal and figurative DT!

    • Starlily says:

      Skandar said that? YIPPEE!!! I can’t wait for the movie! But I’ll settle for the trailer! Please come quick!

  • princess_of_narnia says:

    I’m glad to here that they are going to film a storm scene, πŸ˜€ but I’m a little bit worried about the attack. Hopefully, it’s a reference to the Sea Serpent.
    I know that it’s just an expression, but perhaps "the million dollar question" is reference to how much it is to buy… πŸ˜›

  • narniafan4ever says:

    Does anyone know if they plan to add Eustace’s journal entries in at all? Or, maybe act a few scenes from his entries? I mean, the journal entries of Eustace really tell alot about his character. lol

  • 7chronicles says:

    I’m so happy I could cry!!!!!!! I’m so relived it won’t be destroyed! I understand why they did it but I was heartbroken when they tore down Edoras from Lord of the Rings in New Zealand! This gives me hope that someday maybe me and my family can set foot on the deck of the Dawn Treader!!!!!!!!

  • ASLAN'S CHILD says:

    they should put it in a museeam so people can see it in real life.i know i would pay big bucks to see that gigantic ship.its like seeing narnia before your very eyes.it would be like a dream come true. and after they make all the seven movies they should make a big narnia musseam with props from all the seven movies.and maybe even a theme park like they are doing for the harry potter movies.but of course much BETTER!!!!!I LOOOOVEEEEE NARNIA.

  • GlimGlum says:

    Glad the Dawn Treader will be preserved.:) :ymapplause: The storm and hopefully it will be the Sea Serpent attack for the water tank filming.
    Haven’t seen evidence yet of the Dark Island scene. Maybe that will be done there as well.

  • Lady Polly says:

    YEA!!!! I’M SOOOO HAPPY THAT THEIR NOT GOING TO GET RID OF IT!

  • glumPuddle says:

    I’ll keep it!

  • Lucy says:

    I love the DT! πŸ™‚

  • Princess Arya says:

    Oh, relief! This sounds good!

  • Ranger of Llangolenn says:

    They should make it a tourist attraction.

    • narnian resident says:

      i agree! they should donate it to Disney World as a tourist attraction! or put it with a narnia museum and put it outside. omg that would be so cool!

  • Narnia Lover says:

    I’m glad they’re not going to just get rid of it! SAIL ON VDT!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Glenstorm the Great says:

    hurray! she won’t die! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  • Reepicheep775 says:

    Praise God!!! It would be such a shame to destroy her.

  • Miss Polly Plummer says:

    I would DIE to go on the Dawn Treader!

  • fauntastic says:

    A sea-traveling Narnia museum. That’s my bet. πŸ˜›

  • Aliea says:

    Thank goodness! i was worried about what they would do to her. *Is so happy she allmost faints, /ALLMOST/* It would be horrible if they tore her apart… i’m so glad they’re not!
    Half way through filming allready? WOWSERS!

  • narniawardrobe says:

    DT is such a beautiful ship so of course it would be useless if the y scrap.But this is such a good news!!YAY!!!

  • Silver the Wanderer says:

    Whoohoooo!!!!! I’m so happy – I was so scared they were just going to tear it apart! And now they’re not! Yaaayyy!!!! Ohmegosh, that just made my day πŸ˜€

  • edmund rox says:

    I would cry if I built that ship and then they tore it apart… :'(

  • narnian resident says:

    it would break all of our hearts if they scrapped it. wow they’re already halfway done? i didnt know it could be that short. i thought movies always took a long time, some even a year!

  • Braden Woodburn says:

    Totally worth it! I mean if it were me, I would TOTALLY keep that ship! No use of getting rid of something THAT incredible. For two months, definetly a keeper! Yay, that is awesome to hear!

  • Aslan's Country says:

    They’re already half way through filming? Wow..
    So glad they’re keeping the ship though πŸ™‚

  • aussie_lucy says:

    I’m glad that it won’t be scrapped because it’s a beautiful ship and I’d love to be able to see it some day!

  • Bother Eustace says:

    *smiles gleefully* – that’s all I can say. Plus this comment about all I can say, of course.

  • pselpevensie says:

    i wonder what’s going to happen to it. they can’t just leave it somewhere. it’s a SHIP!!

  • Kelila says:

    They’re gonna need a really big stage. O_o

  • Embrace says:

    The most beautiful ship ever made!

  • Narniafan#1 says:

    Oh my word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is soo pretty!!!!!

  • Narniakid says:

    YAY!!

  • Teddy C says:

    I had to laugh at all the comments from people happy that they are not scrapping the ship. Why are you happy about that? Movie sets are built and torn down all the time. What on earth would they do with it? It cant sail (sorry to burst some balloons but its not a real ship)!!!

    • narniafan4ever says:

      We know that it isn’t a real ship. But, it is so beautiful and we Narnia freaks have fallen in love with it. We can’t bear to see it just torn apart! πŸ™

  • J. G. Heck says:

    the ship looks cool and all but it looks of-fly like plastic but they should edit it into looking like wood.
    I am glad it did not get scraped

  • waleed sajjad says:

    i wish it was a real ship i made it my desktop background

  • redeemedqueen says:

    YEAY!!!