Word on the Street

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).

See Ken Stott in ‘The Hobbit’

Posted December 16, 2012 9:36 pm by Glumpuddle 10 Comments

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had a record-smashing opening weekend, grossing $84.78M in the United States. If you thought Balin sounded familiar, that is because he is played by Ken Stott, the voice of Trufflehunter in Prince Caspian (2008). And his makeup was applied by Tami Lane, who won an Oscar for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).  See Balin at the end of this clip.

Georgie Henley to Star in ‘The Sisterhood of Night’

Posted October 29, 2012 7:56 pm by Glumpuddle 23 Comments

According to Deadline, Georgie Henley (Lucy) has been cast in the leading role in The Sisterhood of Night. Georgie will play Mary, a member of a New Jersey suburban secret society.

Synopsis: When the high school’s gossip girl exposes a secret society called The Sisterhood of Night, the quiet town of Fairview is thrown into the public eye and blogosphere. What follows is a chronicle of three girls’ unique and provocative alternative to the complexities of the digital abyss.

Thanks to ‘Narnian1’ for the alert.
You can also see Anna Popplewell (Susan) in the trailer for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (thanks to ‘lionlass’) and William Mosely in the trailer for Run.

‘The Magician’s Nephew’ in iPad Commercial

Posted June 23, 2012 10:19 pm by Glumpuddle 21 Comments

A TV ad for the new iPad includes a quick glimpse of The Magician’s Nephew E-book. View the promo here. Thanks to Ezra for the alert.

William Moseley Cast in ‘The Silent Mountain’

Posted June 16, 2012 8:06 pm by Glumpuddle 4 Comments

William Moseley (Peter) will play will play a young lover in the romantic drama The Silent Mountain. The film is scheduled to be released in 2013. Read more.  Thanks to ‘Narnian1’ for the alert.