Scope Online Reveals More ‘Voyage’ Plot Spoilers

Posted October 31, 2010 1:05 pm by Glumpuddle

A stageplay based on the actual script for “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” recently appeared on Scopes Online. It says it is “adapted by Tara Welty from the screenplay by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, and Michael Petroni, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis.” More plot information is revealed. Here are a few clips:

EDMUND: Where are we sailing?
CASPIAN: Before I took back the throne from my uncle, he tried to kill my father’s most loyal supporters–the seven lords of Telmar. They fled to the Lone Islands. No one’s heard from them since.
N4: They stare at a map of the oceans east of Narnia.
EDMUND: So you think something’s happened to them?
CASPIAN: That’s what we’re going to find out.

In “Scene 2,” Caspian finds Lord Bern imprisoned:

LORD BERN (to Caspian): You see, we seven lords made a pact to find the source of the mist and destroy it. The other six set sail but none came back. If you don’t get sold to slave traders, you’ll likley be fed to the mist as a sacrifice.

The end of this script also reveals details about the undragoning. Spoilers beware! Read if ye dare!

Download the article (PDF) here.

69 Comments For This Story

  • A_Narnian_Ship says:

    Wahoo! This is very encouraging! Caspian did set off to find the 7 lords, not save narnia from the unfathomable fate! glumPuddle will be very happy about this, I’m sure! Caspian’s honor has been restored!

    • glumPuddle says:

      Definitely a HUGE plus that Caspian’s noble and selfless intentions are at the forefront at the beginning of the film. Big sigh of relief there! When I was reading that part of this script, it felt like “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” even though the reason the lords left is different.

      But once I started reading about the green mist, and having to save Narnia…it just stops feeling like “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” to me. I hope it feels different in the movie.

      • adamie says:

        How can anyone be thrilled about this! This does not make any sense at all!

        1) Yes, Caspian is on a search for the seven lords, but this subplot is answered within the first 30 minutes of the film! After that, it will be only the mist, I’m telling you.

        2) This totally takes away the reason Reepicheep came along. If they thought they were just sailing to the Lone Islands and back, he would not be able to fulfill the prophecy!

        3) The search for the seven lords looses all it’s suspense through this change. It’s quite logical that, when the Lords fled to the Lone Islands, they are not going to send Miraz a postcard saying they are fine! So Caspian must believe the seven lords will be safely at the Lone Islands. This reduces the quest from an adventure for honor and responsibility, to a little trip to check upon some old guys and tell them that they an come home now.

      • FriendOfNarnia2 says:

        I really do think it will feel different in the film. In this very very short script all we get is the backbone of the story, but we see no character development. We don’t get to hear any lines about Reepicheep’s longing to see Aslan’s country, or much about the change in Eustace’s character, and other things like that. All we get in this is the details needed to tell the story of the seven swords. I honestly think that we have seen the worst.

      • wolfloversk says:

        Did anyone else notice that the parts that sounded very un-VDT like sound exactly like the elementary play? And most of the more detailed stuff was better? -> I smell a mischevious fish again…

      • wolfloversk says:

        Ahah! They are both done by Scholastic… Now things are begining to make sense… (and smell less fish-like πŸ˜› )

      • Not Of This World says:

        Remember, Adamie that everybody (at least in the book) dosn’t know what is passed the Lone Islands. For all they know, Aslans Country could be very close to the Lone Islands. So that dosn’t mean the purpose of Reep is out of the movie.

      • Rilian says:

        Agreed glumPuddle. It sounds like nobility and not savage survival are a key element here, but once I read about people being "sacrificed to the mist," then I think I’ve ended up in a B fantasy movie.

      • The White Wizard says:

        *red lights blaring* The White Witch is a good idea, I like the concept, but all the lovers of The Chronicles of Narnia books will be angry.

  • Greg says:

    Wow! *starts reading*

  • Lilli'sBFF says:

    Guard…something….

  • Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Whoa they totally re-arranged everything in the book but it seems to have still stayed true to the spirit of it at least

  • Clive Staples Sibelius says:

    *moans in agony*

    I was wrong. The Green Mist is worse than the White Witch.

  • daughter of the King says:

    "…fed to the mist as a sacrifice."

    "headdesk*

    This is a stageplay? It sounds more like an elementary school classroom read-aloud.

    • Alambil and Tarvis says:

      Actually…it is an elementary-school classroom read-aloud. I’m pretty sure it’s the same one that they posted on the site earlier.

      • glumPuddle says:

        No, this one is different. It’s much more detailed.

      • wolfloversk says:

        Parts of it are exactly the same as the elementary one and parts of it are very different.

      • Alambil and Tarvis says:

        Still, you can obviously see from the format of it that it’s meant to be used in classrooms with young kids. I wouldn’t trust it to be an exact transcription of the script.

    • always narnian says:

      I didn’t read it all, but that whole…mist thing and sacrafice thing is……disturbing!

    • elanor says:

      What I don’t understand is how Douglas Gresham let all this happen without a struggle. In interviews he seems to like it and approve! It’s so un-Lewisish. It’s so Hollywood, overly dramatic and canabal-like! Frustrated!

      I so hope the movie will make all this clearer.

  • Aslan's Meadow says:

    Fed as a sacrifice…that’s a little disterbing. But the conversation between Caspian and Edmund was good.

  • Aslan's Meadow says:

    I’m also skipping the script..I’ve got a fair amount of Spoilers in my head right now.

    • Queen Su says:

      Me too. I like some spoilers, but I don’t want to read the script. At least we know that Caspian is looking for his father’s long lost friends.

      • always narnian says:

        Yeah I skipped that part too. πŸ™‚

      • Queen Susan the Gentle says:

        Yeah, me too. I like to know a couple spoilers, but if I read the script what’s the point of seeing the movie? I am not going to ruin it for myself.

  • WholeHearted says:

    Feed to the green mist as a sacrifice?? Ugh. That sounds so… over dramatic. I mean- really? Imagine…. "We will feed you to the greeeeeen misssssst as a sacrificceeeeee…. MWA HA HA!" Really?

  • Nathan says:

    the mist?

    these filmmakers are idiots.

  • Caspian XI says:

    Aslan’s mane this is awesome!!!! =D It’s very fun to read outloud, I’m even more excited to see the movie!!!! =D

  • Pepper Darcy says:

    wow. that sounds really encouraging about Eustace. See? We were freaked out over nothing! I love the part where Aslan shows up: ‘hello, my dear.’ =)

    Ha, ha,
    Eustace: well looks like no-one’s home– we tried.
    Ed: Eustace… how about you guard… something!

    This looks SOOOOO good! πŸ˜€

  • wolfloversk says:

    The Good News: Eustace’s undragoning seems to be ok
    The Bad News: Aghem, point of voyage peoples…

    Can’t wait for DEC!

  • LL says:

    LOL! "Liliandil: a beautiful fairy"

  • Christian Miles says:

    Encouraging. Though I still think the dark island mist is cheesy… I’m not ecstatic about the change to Eustace’s undragoning, either, but it’s better than I could expect from Hollywood ("Yes, my precious. We can have the dragon battle the sea serpent, and Douglas Gresham will do nothing about it–he didn’t even speak up about Suspian! mwaha… ha… ha).

  • Queen Susan the Gentle says:

    Well, it doesn’t sound THAT different….. I suppose.

    • Queen Susan the Gentle says:

      Excuse me everyone, but if you please I’d like to share my opinion. I beleive that the Green Mist IS the Witch. Because in the international trailer, the Witch looks like a green mist. So doesn’t that seem very likely that they’re saying they want to throw them to her? Or perhaps the mist that turns into her? That’s just my thought, I may be way off.

      • Gryphons8 says:

        I think that the white witch is part of the green mist. While she isn’t the green mist, I think that the green mist symbolizes evil, so she is merely part of it, sort of a physical symbol of the green mist. while the whole "swallowed by the green mist" sounds cheesy, I thik that they might have thought that they needed a physical view of working evil in the lives of all of the characters. It could be interesting seeing howthe evil is working in their decisions and actions, or it could just be pointless and cheesy πŸ™‚

      • Princess Lucy says:

        the white witch might be just Edmund’s nightmare…as she is only shown in the dark island….we have to wait to see πŸ˜‰

      • Mayor Wilkins says:

        I think that the "Green Mist" is kind of a disembodied, symbolic representation of Satan, the unseen adversary of all that is good in Narnia. And he (or in these terms, it) uses everything possible to destroy our heroes in the climax of the film.

        There are many facets of evil, but two key ones employed here are Temptation and Rage. As the White Witch sold her soul in life, the "Green Mist" is able to use her eternal spirit to personify temptation. The Sea Serpent that erupts out of the ocean, in contrast, is more of the raw, ugly, demonic side of evil. Both the Witch and the Serpent are agents of evil here.

        Of course, the White Witch is also herself a symbol of Satan (as Aslan is a symbol for Christ and/or God). So it just makes sense that, whether you’re talking literally or symbolically, the Witch shows up when our heroes come face to face with the forces of darkness.

  • Bother Eustace says:

    My computer doesn’t want to download it for some reason.. probably better for me. I’m going crazy with all the spoilers I’ve already subjected myself to…

  • Liberty Hoffman says:

    oh yay, this is SO awesome! I love it! cool! so Eustace will show his changed self by being a hero and helping save Narnia! sweet!

    • Jill231 says:

      But the undragoning is supposed to be like salvation when Eustace realizes he’s been an idiot. They’re making it seem like salvation is earned. ><

  • dradl says:

    sooo relieved about that ‘undragoning’ of Eustace. I think that was one of the MOST memorable scenes in the book. That and Aslan as a Lamb! They just NEED to put those two scenes in

  • Narnian Meerkat says:

    I’m glad that the movie’s about finding the seven lords, and I am slowly getting encourged of this "Green Mist" thing. It does sound pretty. . .cool. πŸ™‚

    • Princess Lucy says:

      i guess yes it does sound cool…i mean it links the islands and the story of the film which is what a film needs…but it doesn’t really effect the story…don’t get me wrong the book is excellent…but it is always good to link the subplots together in a film…but who knows

  • Nick says:

    Edmund: So if there are no adversaries to fight and no one’s in trouble, why are we here? Caspian:I’ve been asking myself the same question.

    Hopefully this question is answered well in the movie.

  • Starlily says:

    I notice that every time they find a dead lord (skeleton, gold statue), the only thing on Caspian’s mind is, "Oh, better get his sword." Lol. I shouldn’t laugh, but it just strikes me funny. Hopefully it won’t be quite like that in the movie.

    Glad to hear that Eustace’s scales are going to be pulled off. But then, this is only a stageplay. We’ll find out soon enough.

  • Sammie says:

    I liked that the Eustace/sea serpent/undragoning process maintains what was said earlier, about Eustace not earning his undragoning.

    No doubt this gives away my age, but the Rhoop-Edmund-Reepicheep-Dark Island scene reminds me of Mr. Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

    • Pepper Darcy says:

      yeah, sounds like Eustace is turned back to a boy 1. to save him (he’s wounded) 2. so he can save Narnia… personally I AM very glad he gets to do something heroic like that… you know? after being a sniveling worm, it fits that he can do SOMETHING to help even though he’s not earning his salvation… just helping πŸ™‚ Proof of salvation sorta.

      • Sammie says:

        I’m with you on Eustace being heroic. The timing, in which his heroism is flipped from his undragoning, seems to make a difference – he’s trying to help because he’s been changed both in heart and and then physically, not getting changed back as a reward for his actions.

  • Louloudi the Centaur says:

    Well, at least Aslan won’t be changing Eustace back the second after the dragon fight. I would have preferred it not to have Eustace turned back after not doing something heroic, but it could be worse.

  • narnian at heart says:

    i like it alot! And does anyone know how you can get a picture to go along with your name???

  • pselpevensie says:

    AM LOVIN’ THE SPOILERS πŸ˜‰
    AM HAPPY THAT CASPIAN DIDN’T SET OUT TO FIND THE SWORDS BUT TO FIND THE LORDS (haha it rhymes πŸ™‚ )

  • StephanieTheFaithful says:

    As much as I didn’t like the WW coming back, I am liking how they are putting her into the story. I am not saying I am going to like it but I like HOW they are doing.

    Stephanie

  • AslanIsOnTheMove says:

    GOOD NEWS! No mention of witches or even one witch!!!!!!!!

  • ~Lava~ says:

    I took a pledge not to pre-judge the movie (Narniafans forum) so I think I will only comment on the mode that the spoilers were delivered. I really don’t think we are getting anywhere near the depth and breadth of anything with this new "script" I sincerely doubt we are even getting any real dialogue (it seems a little shallow and dumbed down from anything we have gotten from Markus and Mcfeely and Co. so far; it just doesn’t sound right for a 200million dollar movie dialogue), but rather paraphrasing of stuff with the heavy editting that has occurred in the trailers. Even the wording that Eustace uses when he first encounters Narnia is a little different from the actual footage wording we get from the trailers. I honestly don’t think we have much of anything new from this.

  • coracle says:

    It is still Reader’s Theatre – a useful technique used by teachers to get kids to read, read aloud, dramatise, and enjoy the whole thing!

    (I know, I trained in its use back in the 90s)

  • decarus says:

    Feed people to the mist.

  • super narian says:

    i hope that the movie is better than the book i’ve read it and its sooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring

  • Eustace says:

    It felt like they were doing this to me: Oh, look a sword who cares if there is a skeleton of a dead guy. Oh, look, a sword in the water, and golden statue of a man. Get the sword.It just felt wrong.

  • Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Feed people to the mist? Why? Do they worship the mist or something? I don’t get it… Maybe I’ll understand it better when I watch them movie. But it sounds a little flimsy to me…

  • Twinimage says:

    …So, is this how Eustace’s undragoning will happen in the movie??? That’s…. kind of lame.
    I thought we heard months ago that we’d see Aslan rip the dragon skin off of Eustace.
    I know this an adaption of the script, but two times now I’ve heard that wounded dragon Eustace is just transformed by Aslan roaring at him? It’s a bit ill placed in the story anyway, but to have the sword in Eustace sort of makes it even more odd. Even if it is Aslan who transforms him, it sounds kind of like Eustace earns his undragoning.

  • Daughter_of_Eve18 says:

    As much as it is VERY tempting to read the whole thing, I think I’m going to refrain from doing so. I’ve heard a lot of bad things and a few good things thrown in for good measure and I believe that reading the screenplay may change my mind about VDT. It is my favorite book…so I’m holding hope for it still. Although, I am feeling MUCH less apprehensive about the seven swords/seven lords plot. They seem to have good intentions.

  • Aragorn2 says:

    Very encouraging, though nothing really new.
    Eustace will have his scales pulled off, Awesome.

  • Son of Adam no.1 says:

    AHHHHH
    NOOOOO

    WHAT HAVE THEY DONE??????
    I’M GOING TO BE WATCHING IT IN THE CINEMA AND BE SOBBING ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!!!!!

    WHY THIS FILM, WHY NOT ANOTHER?!!?

  • lioness13 says:

    Liliandil? A BEAUTIFUL FAIRY?!?! and GREEN MIST for goodness sake…. I think I’m gonna cry…