More Rings Magic on The Way

Production company Walden Media (Holes) seeks a distributor for its film based on the second volume of C.S. Lewis’ seven-novel series. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four children travel through a closet and enter the kingdom of Narnia, where they meet the lion Aslan.

Many of the pieces for the production expected to start this year already are in place, including a New Zealand locale, director Andrew Adamson (Shrek) and Weta Workshop, the effects house that won Oscars for its work on Rings.

Adamson, who first read the storybooks as a boy, says, “I always thought Narnia was real. I don’t want to make the book as much as my memory of the book. Aslan has to be a talking, emoting character.”

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