Narnia Movie News

Andrew Adamson and Crew Welcomed to NZ

Posted April 6, 2004 2:01 pm by Tirian

Andrew Adamson and his crew of 40 were welcomed onto Hoani Waititi marae in West Auckland Tuesday morning.

Weta Workshops In, Weta Digital Out

Posted April 5, 2004 2:19 pm by Tirian

NarniaWeb has confirmed that Weta Workshops is working on the film but that Weta Digital is not involved. This dovetails nicely with the confirmation that Rhythm & Hues has been awarded the digital effects on the film.

Rhythm & Hues Bringing Narnia F/X to Life

Posted March 29, 2004 4:08 pm by Tirian

Rhythm & Hues has landed the role as lead special effects studio on Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media fantasy epic The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which Disney will distribute late next year.

Some Filming To Take Place in the Czech Republic

Posted March 11, 2004 2:15 pm by Tirian

Walden Spokeswoman Alison Lehrer has said that filming will begin this year in New Zealand and the Czech Republic. Walden also denies reports of Kidman’s involvement.

Waitakere opens doors to Disney

Posted March 9, 2004 6:25 pm by Tirian

Filmmakers will be based at the Waitakere City Council-owned Henderson Valley Studios and most of the film shooting will be done in the Auckland region from July.

Kidman Still a Rumor

Posted March 9, 2004 6:09 pm by Tirian

IMDB has published a clarification of their March 8th news article regarding Nicole Kidman. Production sources have said that she was only one of the actresses under consideration. She has not yet signed on for the role.

Nicole Kidman as the White Witch

Posted March 8, 2004 5:15 pm by Tirian

For the last several days the internet has been swirling with rumors that Hollywood starlet Nicole Kidman has been tapped to play the role of the White Witch in the upcoming Narnia film. Rumors seem to be turning to reality.

A Letter From Pippa Hall

Posted March 4, 2004 1:09 pm by Tirian

We’ve gotten our hands on a letter from Pippa Hall requesting a young lady to audition for the part of Susan at the end of February.

Narnia Ad Runs in Major Newspapers

Posted March 3, 2004 10:58 am by Tirian
Narnia Ad Runs in Major Newspapers

In a marketing blitz and a show of good faith, Disney and Walden have teamed up to run a color, double full-page ad in major newspapers around the country. We’ve got a picture for you and it’s beautiful!

Disney To Distribute, Co-finance LWW

Posted March 1, 2004 8:23 am by Tirian

It’s official! Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, and Cary Granat, chief executive officer of Walden Media announced today that the Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Walden Media to co-finance and distribute the long-awaited motion picture “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”.