Narnia Movie News

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”.

The Two That Almost Made It Through

Posted February 20, 2004 8:28 am by Tirian

Read the story of Ben Boothroyd and Luke Newton, both pupils at St John Fisher RC High School, who recently got into the last 25 candidates for a role in a film adaptation of CS Lewis’ classic tale The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Disney Distribution Rumored

Posted February 18, 2004 2:19 pm by Tirian

Rumors are swirling that Disney will be distributing the Narnia films. Executive Andy Mooney mentioned LWW during a speech he made at Walt Disney World last week.

Shrek 3 Gears Up

Posted January 23, 2004 2:45 pm by Tirian

DreamWorks is fast-tracking production on the computer-animated sequel film Shrek 3, even though Shrek 2 doesn’t hit theaters until May 21, Variety reported. Andrew Adamson, director of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe might return to direct this film as well.

John Howe No Longer on the Project

Posted January 22, 2004 10:16 pm by Tirian

In his latest newsletter, John Howe admits working feverishly on the Narnia project during the early months of 2003. Howe writes, “From February through May I didn’t do much else except work my fingers to the bone drawing lions, witches and wardrobes pretty much full time.”