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Harper Collins Releases Narnia Colouring Book

Posted March 28, 2016 6:25 pm by fantasia_kitty 14 Comments

Coloring Book CoverIf you’ve jumped on the coloring book bandwagon like I have, then you will be thrilled to learn that Harper Collins has released ‘The Chronicles of Narnia Official Colouring Book.’ According to Harper Collins’ website, the 96 page book features the original art by Pauline Baynes, maps, favorite quotes, and more.

Order your copy on Harper Collins’ website here.

 

New Audio Recording of C.S. Lewis Surfaces

Posted December 10, 2015 4:35 pm by glumPuddle 1 Comment

A recently-uncovered audio recording of C.S. Lewis will be unveiled at “An Inklings Week in Oxford” next July. The discovery was made by Dr. Hal Poe. It reveals fascinating new details about the Narnia author. You can read ChristianityToday’s article, “C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government Agent,” and listen to an All About Jack podcast episode featuring Dr. Poe (Here is just 8-minute clip where he talks about his find).

Pauline Baynes’ Copy of “The Lord of the Rings” Reveals Valuable Map

Posted October 24, 2015 10:02 pm by glumPuddle 6 Comments

A recently discovered map found loose inside illustrator Pauline Baynes’ copy of The Lord of the Rings reveals new details about the creative process behind Middle-earth. The map will go on sale for £60,000. Baynes (1922-2008) was the first Narnia illustrator, but also collaborated with J.R.R. Tolkien. View some of her Middle-earth artwork here.

Read the full story. (Thanks to NarniaWebber ‘Inkling’)

Markus & McFeely to Write 2-Part Avengers Movie

Posted May 7, 2015 6:26 pm by glumPuddle 5 Comments

Marvel Studios has confirmed that Narnia screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will pen the scripts for Parts 1 and 2 of “Avengers: Infinity War,” releasing May 2018 and May 2019. The duo previously worked on the first two Captain America movies, Thor 2, and the Agent Carter television series. Their latest film, “Captain America: Civil War” is currently shooting in Atlanta, GA. Read more.

Andrew Adamson to Direct ‘Zombies vs. Robots’ Adaptation

Posted January 9, 2015 9:59 am by glumPuddle 5 Comments

Andrew Adamson, director of the first two Chronicles of Narnia movies, has signed on to helm Sony’s Inherit the Earth, an adaptation of the IDW comic book series Zombies vs. Robots. Read more.

Universal Picks Up Mark Gordon’s Steve Jobs Film

Posted November 25, 2014 9:25 am by glumPuddle 9 Comments

The Silver Chair co-producer Mark Gordon’s Steve Jobs film has been picked up by Universal Pictures. Based on the life of the Apple founder, the movie will be directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Social Network, Gone Girl) and star Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past). The project has been stuck in the development stages for some time now. ComingSoon observes that “Universal has a history of picking up trouble projects from other studios” as they did with the Dumb and Dumber To recently. Read more.

Will Poulter Wins BAFTA

Posted February 17, 2014 6:07 am by glumPuddle 22 Comments

Will Poulter, who played Eustace in 2010’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is this year’s BAFTA Rising Star winner. Congratulations, Will! See the fill list of winners.

The 21-year-old appeared in We’re the Millers last year alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Will he reprise his role as Eustace Clarence Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair? The character is 9-years-old according to C.S. Lewis’ timelime.

Will Poulter Nominated for BAFTA – Vote Now

Posted January 16, 2014 9:59 pm by glumPuddle 17 Comments

Will Poulter as EustaceLast week, Will Poulter (Eustace) was announced as a BAFTA Rising Star nominee. You can vote for him here. Past winners include James McAvoy (Tumnus)

Last year, Will appeared in We’re the Millers alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. He will celebrate his 21st birthday next week.

Will he return to Narnia in The Silver Chair?

Douglas Gresham Remembers C. S. Lewis’ Death

Posted November 26, 2013 6:55 pm by glumPuddle 2 Comments

cs-lewisMuch was written this past weekend about the 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis, who passed away less than an hour before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Lewis’ stepson and co-producer of the recent film adaptations, Douglas Gresham, shared his memories of that day in an article by The Independent.

“It was a cruel blow,” he says. “Most of us regarded [JFK] as a great hope for Western civilisation. But it was only the first blow of the day. Soon any thoughts about Kennedy would go completely out of my mind.”
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“I didn’t think much about the timing,” he says. “I didn’t intellectualise the whole thing. It was a situation of being numb and carrying on, irrespective of what was going on in the wider world. Because my world had suddenly become very small and I ceased to be interested in anything else. Grief is a selfish thing – it shuts out everything except your own pain.”
Read the full story

Lewis was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure in mid-November 1963. Days later, he collapsed in his bedroom and died in his brother’s arms a few minutes later. It was one week before his 65th birthday.

Other articles:
Remembering C. S. Lewis (NarniaWeb)
Three Great Men Died That Day (DailyBeast)
CS Lewis honoured with Poets’ Corner memorial (BBC)
Why Narnia Still Matters (Time)

After reflecting on Lewis’ death, do not forgot to celebrate his life, and all the lives he changed, on his birthday this Friday! Post your thoughts in in our forum, as a comment below, or on our Facebook page.

Video: Andrew Adamson Discusses ‘Mr. Pip’

Posted September 28, 2013 9:33 am by glumPuddle 6 Comments

Narnia director Andrew Adamson’s next film Mr. Pip, based on the novel by Lloyd Jones, releases October 3. In a new behind-the-scenes feature, he talks about the challenges of adapting the story for film, and why he wanted to direct it. View it here.

“I know my agents would wish I was much more available for casual meetings, because things come out of those – you happen to just be sitting with somebody and they talk about an idea and you respond to it and before you know you’re making a film. And to be honest, Shrek and Narnia both happened that way.”

Mr. Pip trailer

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