In Other News

Walden May Take on Charlotte’s Web

Posted November 19, 2004 8:24 am by Tirian

According to Empire Online, Walden Media and Paramount are in talks right now to film a mixed live-action and CGI version of the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web. The film is due to begin shooting in January and is directed by Gary Winick (13 Going on 30) and written by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run).

Tilda Swinton Wins Best Actress at BAFTA

Posted November 15, 2004 8:47 am by Tirian

The film Young Adam swept the field at the BAFTA Scotland awards last night, as stars of the big and small screens celebrated the best in Scottish film and television. Not only was it declared best film, it also won best director for David MacKenzie, best actor for Ewan McGregor and best actress for Tilda Swinton. See the whole story at Scotsman.com (this site has a great picture of Tilda as well).

Narnia Poster Spotted In London

Posted November 10, 2004 9:27 am by Tirian

The Hollywood News spotted a Narnia banner with the original artwork and the new logo at Sunday’s London Film and Comic Con. Click here to see the poster and logo together.

Amazon Preselling LWW Movie Edition

Posted November 5, 2004 8:41 am by Tirian

Amazon UK is preselling The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with a cover from the movie. The cover isn’t yet available and the book won’t be released until June 20, 2005! Here’s the description from Amazon: On 9 December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson’s live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. A second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Read what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour once more some of the best-loved stories ever written.

Kevin Max Talks Narnia, Screwtape Letters

Posted November 1, 2004 7:53 am by Tirian

NarniaWebber Forbe just posted these quotes from a live chat on Kevin Max’s website (Kmax is a member of the DC Talk band and a poet/actor/soloist): “i have made some calls about the narnia film, no word yet as to what they are looking for musically but i am definitely gonna give them some songs to look at….” He also posted the following regarding the Screwtape Letters: “…douglas G and i have talked about the screwtape thing….he gave me the thumbs up…it would take quite an undertaking but i have brennan manning in mind to be the voice of screwtape…i think this is something a friends company may put out with me at some point…it is a dream prokject…and sometimes you have to wait for those…just ask Mel Gibson”. Discuss!

White Witch is Second Most Famous Witch

Posted October 31, 2004 1:50 pm by Tirian

According to A Which Witch children’s survey, the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia is the second most famous witch of all time. First place goes to the Wicked Witch of The Wizard of Oz, while third place goes to Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Read the whole story at The Daily Record.

Production Moves to South Island

Posted October 29, 2004 11:49 am by Tirian

In a newsletter received from the production, we learn that the production has moved to the South Island where they will begin filming the climactic battle scene. This filming will take six weeks after which the production will move to Prague for a short time.

C.S. Lewis Documentary is Being Made

Posted October 23, 2004 2:52 pm by Tirian

According to the Sunny Herald Online, Norman Stone, the man who made the BBC movie Shadowlands, is making a 54 minute documentary on C.S. Lewis. The screenplay is co-written by Douglas Gresham and also had guidence from Lady Jill Freud, who was one of the girls that inspired Lewis to write about the Pevensies. The documentary is going to be released shortly following The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and will premier on the Hallmark Channel.

Mice, Horses Trained for the Set

Posted October 22, 2004 10:36 am by Tirian

In this Waikato Times news story, it is reported that trainer Mark Vette, owner of Animals on Q in Pukekohe, has also trained 50 mice, a pack of bull mastiffs and rottweilers to act as war dogs and about 20 horses as unicorns and centaurs. The article talks about the wolves on set and even has a picture of a few of the wolves with trainer Nerissa Politzer. The wolves return to the US on November 1st.

Ten Minute Teaser

Posted October 22, 2004 10:22 am by Tirian

TheOneLion.net reports that an anonymous informant told them about a ten minute teaser that was recently made for the crew working on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This ten minutes of completed footage was done as a way to thank the crew for their long hours. The informants reaction was that “it looked very slick and polished, the creatures were great.” Read the whole article at TheOneLion.net.