The Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe Coming To NZ

This article from Scoop Magazine is a good overview of the Narnia Movie Project by the New Zealand Minister for Industry Development & Progressive Leader, Jim Anderton. This release includes the information that the sound stage work will be based in Auckland, location shooting will be in the South Island, and that Andrew Adamson is currently on vacation and is unavailable for comment. About the movie’s production timeline, the release says “Preparation for the movie will commence in the early new year with shooting scheduled to commence in mid 2004.”