Brian Cox No Longer Aslan

The big news of the Biola Media Conference is that Brian Cox is no longer doing the voice of Aslan! Apparently he has lost some weight and his voice has changed.

Reportedly, Jason Isaacs, Timothy Dalton, Sean Bean, Gerard Butler, Ian McKellen, and Ralph Fiennes have all auditioned for the part. No choice has yet been made. Stay tuned as we’re covering this breaking story!

This from on April 26, 2005:

According to Mr. Cox’s publicist, “what was said at the conference is categorically false. Brian left the production because of scheduling conflicts.

He is currently filming Running With Scissors, which is live action, and his weight loss is certainly not affecting that production–and he is on camera. His voice is exactly the same as it was a year ago.”