Word on the Street
According to the film’s official Facebook page, Adrian Vitoria has officially been chosen to direct The Lion Awakes, an upcoming film on the relationship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Rosie Fellner has also been added as a Producer. They still intend to “bring this film to the big screen next year.” Check out a new poster here.
Ten deleted scenes were included as bonus material on the Prince Caspian DVD/Blu-ray. Now, it appears that some of those scenes have been inserted back into the film for television. We received this report from Wolfloversk:
I was watching Prince Caspian on ABC Family today… and it appeared to be some sort of extended cut. They added in a few of the deleted scenes, and I believe (though I’m not positive) a few of the shots were elongated. There was however no additional shots requiring CGI…
I watched it at 10:30am-1:30pm EST [on Sunday March 11]. Some scenes they included were the sandwich conversation in the apple orchard, an extension of the scene in which the Pensevies entered the Treasure Chamber, and the deleted scene where Peter and Susan storm into the Nursery.
Deleted scenes that remained omitted included the dying dryad scene, the archery training scene, and the Picking of Glenstorm and the Bulgey Bear before the dual.
It appears that the official website for the Chronicles of Narnia films was taken down sometime in the last few days. “Narnia.com” now redirects to a Facebook page. Thanks to ‘Bulgy Bear’ for the alert.
It is with great sadness that we report that Jeffrey Perry, who played Tumnus in BBC’s 1988 television adaptation of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” has passed away at the age of 63. He was found dead in his home last Saturday. Please join NarniaWeb as we offer our condolences to his family. Read more. Thanks to ‘220ChrisTian’ for the alert.
The trailer for Rupert Goold’s upcoming stage production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is online. View it below, and visit LionWitchtheshow.com for more info.
Is it Narnia? No. Is it awesome? Yes. Look for Ken Stott, the voice of Trufflehunter, playing Balin. He is wearing makeup by Tami Lane, who won an Academy Award for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Sit back and enjoy
Narnia fans are in for a treat this Christmas season! The one and only time lord, the Doctor, is taking a trip this Christmas and there are police boxes… I mean wardrobes, a snowy forest, and a large old house involved. The trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special has hit the web via YouTube and it holds many a familiar reference for Narnia fans. There is no release date on the trailer, but tune in sometime this Christmas for “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe!”
Fantasy and Narnia concept artist Justin Sweet will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA from November 5, 2011 until November 28th. Admission is free. You can see more about the show at gallerynucleus.com. You can visit Justin Sweet’s website at www.justinsweet.com.
Ben Barnes has been cast in Antonio Negret’s upcoming film Overdrive. He will be starring alongside Karl Urban (who played Eomer in The Lord of the Rings). Read more.
While promoting the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Captain America, Narnia screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that the sequel will be primarily set in the modern day (unlike the first film which was primarily set in the 1940s). Here’s a clip:
CM: “[Captain America] was a movie where it was a more pure time, where there were clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-and-evil scenarios. And Cap is a guy who symbolizes that. Now he’s in the now, and there is nothing black-and-white.”
The sequel will probably be released in 2014. The first film releases on DVD/Blu-ray this Tuesday.