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Anna Popplewell Would Return to Narnia

Posted June 3, 2013 7:13 pm by Glumpuddle 56 Comments

Anna Popplewell in "Halo: Forward Unto Dawn"

While promoting Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Anna Popplewell (Susan) was asked if she would want to be involved in another Narnia film. Her response:

“I’d love to, my character is in The Horse and His Boy, and doesn’t feature heavily in any of the other books, but if they can fit me in then I’d love to of course. But I don’t know what the plans are in terms of developing the other novels.” (full interview)

Anna is 24, the same age as Sophie Winkleman when she played adult-Susan at the end of Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Queen Susan is 26 in “The Horse and His Boy.”
How would you feel if “The Horse and His Boy” was the next Narnia film? Go to the homepage, scroll down, and vote!

See Ben Barnes in ‘The Big Wedding’

Posted April 27, 2013 9:37 pm by Glumpuddle 6 Comments

Ben Barnes’ (Caspian) latest film, The Big Wedding, hit theaters yesterday. The film also stars Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. View the trailer.

Experience Narnia on the Big Screen (Again)

Posted April 9, 2013 9:51 am by Tirian 16 Comments

narnia_film_festivalThe Narnia Trilo3y Film Fest will be held in LA on May 25-26 and will feature all three Narnia films on the big screen along with food and wine tasting. You can read more about this at the event’s Facebook page.

Rhythm & Hues Files For Bankruptcy

Posted February 28, 2013 3:45 pm by Glumpuddle 5 Comments

bill wRhythm & Hues, the VFX studio behind a lot of the digital effects in Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has filed for bankruptcy, despite winning the Academy Award for their work in Life of Pi. Some controversy has arisen from their acceptance speech, which was was cut short just as Bill Westenhofer began talking about the company’s “severe financial difficulties.” Read the full story. And here is a video on the visual effects in Narnia that was released in 2005. Thanks to Reepi for the alert.

Walden’s Narnia Films Coming to Hallmark Channel

Posted February 25, 2013 1:00 pm by Glumpuddle 9 Comments

Beginning on March 15, Walden Family Theater will start airing every Friday night on the Hallmark Channel. Walden president Micheal Flaherty said:

“Walden Family Theater is a great step forward for us to continue the Walden mission. These great films we are presenting on The Hallmark Channel and/or making with ARC reinforces our vision to provide families a chance to recapture imagination and rekindle curiosity through entertainment. These films will stand side by side with some of our proudest features like our Narnia moviesHoles, Bridge to Terabithia, Amazing Grace, and Journey to the Center Of The Earth.”

Read the full story here. There is also a trailer, which includes clips from Walden’s film adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Narnians at the Oscars

Posted February 24, 2013 10:04 am by Glumpuddle 7 Comments

Howard Berger (Hitchcock) and Tami Lane (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) are both nominated for Makeup & Hairstyling Oscars this year. Berger and Lane won the Oscar in 2006 for their work in Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The 85th Annual Academy Awards start tonight at 7:00pm EST.
UPDATE: The Oscar went to Les Misérables.

Peter Dinklage Cast in Upcoming ‘X-Men’ Film

Posted February 13, 2013 8:24 pm by Glumpuddle 8 Comments

Director Bryan Singer tweeted the news today that Peter Dinklage (Trumpkin) has been cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past, a sequel to X-Men: First Class (2011). His role has not been announced. He joins James McAvoy (Tumnus), who will reprise his role as a young Professor Xavier. Patrick Stewart (who reads the audio recording of “The Last Battle”) will also appear. Read the full story.

UPDATE: Variety is reporting that Dinklage will play the film’s main villain!

TORN Talks to Kiran Shah (Ginarrbrik)

Posted February 9, 2013 9:42 pm by Glumpuddle

ginarrbrik1TheOneRing.net recently had a conversation via Skype with Kiran Shah, who played Ginarrbrik in Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He talks about being cast as the White Witch’s right-hand dwarf, and working with Tilda Swinton. More recently, Shah appeared in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as a scale double for Bilbo, and is also credited as playing the Goblin Scribe. Watch the interview here (he talks about Narnia at 53:20).

Bille Brown Passes Away

Posted January 13, 2013 12:06 pm by Glumpuddle 13 Comments

Actor Bille Brown, who played Coriakin in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) has passed away at the age of 61. He had been battling cancer for twelve months. Read the full story and career highlights here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Thanks to ‘Varnafinde’ and ‘Johannes’ for the alert.

James McAvoy Would Like to Play Younger Gandalf

Posted January 6, 2013 12:10 pm by Glumpuddle 9 Comments

Christopher Tolkien has made it clear he would never sell the film rights to ‘The Silmarillion.’ But that has not stopped James McAvoy (Tumnus) from dreaming. The actor says that if a film adaptation was ever made, he would love to play a younger Gandalf. Read the story here. McAvoy played a young Professor Xavier in X-Men: First Class (2011).