VDT Filming Start Date Bumped Again?

There are reports floating around that the filming start date for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been bumped once again, from October 2008 to January 2009. The reports have been subtle and have appeared in news stories like this one here. The Sun writes: “In January [Ben] will start on the production of C.S. Lewis’s third Narnia tale The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” And NarniaWebber Jints says that at the O2 London premiere of Prince Caspian, Ben Barnes announced in front of the 10,000 attendees that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader would indeed start filming in Jan. 2009. We have not yet confirmed this with the production, but it seems very likely as only a month or two ago, Ben Barnes was saying filming would start in October, and he probably knows what he’s talking about.
There are also a few rumors going around saying that the release date for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader may be changing as well, to December 2009, November 2010, or December 2010, probably in response to the less-than-stellar performance of Prince Caspian at the summer box office. But if filming doesn’t start until January 2009, then the December 2009 release date is out of the question. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything definite.