Word on the Street
See MacWorld’s Macs bring Lord of the Rings, other DVDs to life for an interesting look at the way that Macintosh technology is being used on the set of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The article also talks about Narnia DVD producer Robert Myer Burnett and his visit to the set.
In this September 20th piece I like knowing I’m about to do something bad Scotland’s The Herald states that McAvoy will be heading to New Zealand next week for his six-month stint on the Narnia project. Talking about The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe he says, “It’s a cliché but it was one of my favourite books when I was a child. It terrified me but I loved it.” (Warning: there is some strong language in this article.)
This from Film & Video (Harry Gregson-Williams Sounds Off). When asked “What’s your dream project?” Narnia composer Harry Gregson-Williams answered: One I’m working on: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a Christmas 2005 release. It has [director] Andrew Adamson, who directed Shrek and Shrek 2. It’s live action with a lot of computer-generated imagery, with characters that are half-man, half-beast, like Lord of the Rings. You never know what the future holds, because there are lots of books of Narnia.
NarniaFilms.nl, an excellent Dutch-language Narnia movie news site, has just let us know that they’ve received word on two more international release dates: Dec. 22nd for Holland and Dec. 21st for Belgium. These are preliminary dates so they can still change, but they seem to fit well with the schedule setup for the rest of Europe.
Barnes & Noble will be hosting an online class for those interested in an in-depth study of The Chronicles of Narnia. The class starts October 4th and runs for four weeks. Click here for more information on joining this free class. Thanks to Nennare for finding this!
IMDB has posted some international release dates for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. We’re currently trying to confirm these dates with the production:
– USA 9 December 2005
– France 14 December 2005
– Switzerland 21 December 2005 (French speaking region)
– Germany 22 December 2005
– UK 23 December 2005
– Switzerland 26 December 2005 (German speaking region)
This miniseries, based on a Harvard course taught by Nicholi, frames the issues of life and spirituality through the lives and ideas of two of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers. In middle age, Lewis finds his once-passionate atheism troubling while Freud, studying medicine, believes he has no use for a creator. Watch the first part of this mini-series at 9pm on PBS on September 15th. Part 2 airs on September 22nd. Visit PBS’s website for more information.
Got this from a Lord of the Rings e-mail list, and someone gave a report on the recent Comic Con. Here’s the interesting bit: “After that we checked out the other booths and made our way down to TORN. Sala Baker was there. He is such a nice guy. Very funny and sweet. He told us he was going to come to Ring Con, but he couldn’t make it because he was hired on the set of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
We’ve received a report that the boy playing Peter is 17 and attends Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire, England.
We hear that the accommodation around Flock Hill area, including Castle Hill village, have all been booked ahead for workers doing filming there.