Video: Better Look at “Dragon Attack”

A couple weeks ago, NarniaWeb posted a video showing the crew filming a scene in which a dragon “attacks” the Dawn Treader. About one week later, according to another report from the set, Douglas Gresham confirmed that the dragon is Eustace (aka DragonEustace).

Now, ‘ellieisunique‘ has posted a higher-quality video on YouTube (note there is some language in the commentary). You can see the crew’s behavior more clearly, and catch a glimpse of Caspian.

This scene is not in the book, so there is a lot of speculation going on in the forum. What do you think? Is DragonEustace actually “attacking” the Dawn Treader? Is he trying to ask the crew for help? Why are Caspian and the crew on the ship instead of the island? Join the discussion.

UPDATE: Tamara’s latest video gives us an even closer look at the crew’s behavior. You can see them aiming their crossbows (which do indeed appear to be Telmarine crossbows).

107 Responses

  1. Lady Polly says:

    poor eustace, he doesn't know what to do.

  2. Flurrin says:

    You know, it's quite possible that this dragon isn't Eustice…it could be they wanted to explain why the Lord Octesian or the dragon who devoured him died when they arrived. It's a sad thought, but they *did* hit him/it with the crossbows.

  3. BradenWoodburn says:

    Freaking sweet! <3

  4. Princess Arya says:

    The dragon might force them to. *shrug* Who knows?

  5. narniaismylife says:

    I agree Harry Potter doesn't stand a chance against narnia.

  6. narniaismylife says:

    Liam Neeson is the best Aslan

  7. Laura Elizabeth says:

    I just wish they'd stick with the book. It makes sense that they would go out to confront the dragon; what else could they do? It was 'between [them] and the ship'. Why are Caspian, Ed, and Lu on board the ship? Why is Eustace attacking (if that's what he's doing?). How did he become a dragon if they didn't go on an island (they might have, but if not…)?

  8. Countess Shamira says:

    Well maybe they are just circling the island to find Eustace and Eustace spots them first then tries to land on the DT while they shoot the arrows at him!

  9. Jane Eyre says:

    well, in the book they do come armed and ready for battle

  10. graycsc says:

    I agree, and that wouldn't be too much of a change. The only difference would be where they spend that night

  11. King Skandar the Just says:

    I was really hard to see what's going on, but it was cool!

  12. CDT says:

    that is very good news! Thank you!

  13. por de falto el ragon y en video no se ve jejejejeje pero burno pero esta chido todo bye

  14. tolkienlewisfan says:

    I'm sorry I beg to differ on the Aslan voice. His voice was the only down part of the radio theatre. He talks all slow and dorky. like: It………is…………….finisssssshhhheeeed.

  15. Puddleglum says:

    I am wondering how they will do the scene where dragon/Eustace meets Aslan.
    I believe that to be one of the most important scenes in the whole book.

  16. pselpevensie says:

    BTW- why ARE they on the boat?? dragon eustace never goes on the boat??!!

  17. graycsc says:

    I really didn't think the language was that bad, I only heard one bad word but I'm generally not very good at picking up on those kinds of things

  18. So your about Georgie Henleys age. I'm twelve. And its alright in my school thats pretty tame. I live in Riverton, Utah at the school of oquhirr hills middle. basically half my school says those words like(sorry if this is a bad word to you) Shut up even our music (chior for me) says shut up.

  19. I meant to say teacher after music sorry. the only word I say that you said is (sorry again) shut up.

  20. Puddleglum says:

    Could it have been the sea serpent attack that busted the tail off the Dawn Treader?

  21. Michael Lagura says:

    Making this scene is a better idea. It adds more action to the film. Expectations from moviegoers totally differ from the readers. Come on, this is HOLLYWOOD! Genius… Genius idea. Two thumbs up!!!

  22. Sean M says:

    I think it's hilarious…all you folks commenting on the girl's language, and all i caught was an OMG. Course i was listening to some music at the same time, wasn't really listening to the girls. But about the scene, i think they're trying add tension to the meeting between the crew and Dragon-Eustace…like several others have said.

  23. Lutra's Pearl says:

    I think that the talking makes it. of Keep the story Aslan alive!

  24. Lutra's Pearl says:

    My comment disappeared too. And I was first!!!!! I don't know why it had to do that to me the time that I get it first.

  25. martin the warrior says:

    lutra's pearl is that pearls of lutra from redwall if it is im a redwall fan to

  26. The narniad says:

    AHAHAHAHA!! I am soooo thankful to whoever took that video! That made everything so much clearer! And it was so funny listening to them talk! "Oh my God, was that Ben? I saw Ben!" I found that hilarious!

  27. You guys are all too serious. I mean I hear that language all the thime. even I use it sometimes. I know that its a bad word to some of you but is no big deal. I mean she did it by mistake. she didn't mean to say those things. If you guys read my comment to ellz-bellz it tells you my actual age and I bet most of you are older than me.

  28. Well it problaby too late now because the younger audienceis already adaped to Liam Neesons voice and If you think about it. It would be like saying lets replace Skandar with someone who looks just like him just with a different voice. I wouldn't do because the audience has already adapted to Skandar as edmund. Its the excact same thing.

  29. I think you guys are wrong. Not that I'm not a huge fan which I am (I love narnia and it going to stay that way forever), but with my family and the way they react with the movie (they buy ticket for the opening day, they watch all the movies, have breakfast at a returaunt close to the theater and then see the movie) and they won't do that for Narnia not even for me. And with that I think Narnia won't have a big opening day.

  30. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    I doubt the crew's trying to leave Eustace behind (after all, it was HIS idea to stay behind… in the book, anyway). This is probably supposed to be a from-the-ship first encounter with Eustace.

  31. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    And about the "funny if C.S. Lewis had someone bring a gun into Narnia": read MN. Andrew Ketterly talked constantly of bringing a gun and shooting Aslan. (In other words, a) it wouldn't be funny and b) I don't think C.S. Lewis approved of the idea of guns in Narnia.)

  32. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Sorry, but I definitely agree with the first paragraph, Jadistarkiller. That video was BEYOND shaky!

  33. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Still, they'd glance off, causing no harm at all (unless the dragon is like Smaug in "The Hobbit" or something like that).

  34. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Umm… how 'bout we keep ages off the 'net? Not a very wise idea to post them up.

  35. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    oh, bother. I'd go for being part of the cast! ;P

  36. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Just because you hear whatever words all the time doesn't make them any less… (what's the word I'm looking for?) bad? uncalled-for? Where I work, I hear swears and takings-of-God's-name in vain every single shift. As badly as I hate the swears, I DETEST the fact that people will randomly use God's names as exclamations. Makes my blood boil.
    Not condemning anyone or anything like that, just saying…. This site should be safe for anyone to poke around on in EVERY respect.

  37. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    spacewalker72609, I agree with you on the fact that Focus on the Family did a great job with audio-ing CoN. But I disagree with you about Aslan's voice. Sorry, but Liam Neeson does a better job than David Suchet (not saying he did a horrible job or anything). (And I listened to the CD's like 4 months before I even KNEW they were making movies.)

  38. Ya I'm very embaressed about that. I just wish I could delete it.*Very sad* I was very stupid

  39. Narnia Freak says:

    Its ok you problaby wern't thinking at the time.

  40. Narnian Jesus Freak♥(used to be celtic13) says:

    OH! I would LOVE to be there!!!!! Please, mom, can't play hookey for a year or 2 to see VDT being filmed? Please? Ah, nuts. I KNEW she would say no!

  41. Narnian Jesus Freak♥(used to be celtic13) says:

    If I was there, I wouldn't care whether or not I was in the cast or production team. I just wanna BE there! Seriously, I'd jump to be a gofer! Skander Keynes ordering me to get him coffe? Ohmigosh! 😀 😀 I'd do it really fast! 🙂

  42. Narnian Jesus Freak♥(used to be celtic13) says:

    well, at least they aren't releasing it like a week before Indiana Jones(I am not a big Indy fan). Harry Potter is NO WHERE even NEAR being awesome like Narnia,(and I'm even less a Harry potter fan) but unfornatly I know a lot of people who thinks so. 😛 But at least it's AFTER harry potter because the Xtreme fans will probably see it right away, not 3 weeks after. I am a little nervous though. :S

  43. J. G. Heck says:

    do they plan to put the boat on real water?

  44. iLiveInNarnia says:

    Interesting..I'm still not sure what I think. And..what would happen if they DID leave Eustace behind?? It would just be strange.

  45. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    I actually don't have a problem with them changing this part; I think it's going to be funny :p

    Although apparently the scene before this is Lucy talking to that mysterious girl, so it means that she can't be some random vision on the Nightmare Island. Who IS she?!? O_o

    NOO PLOT CHANGES!! *freaks out*

  46. Jaycinth says:

    Well Eustace did witness the death of another dragon. Maybe this is that dragon before it died.

  47. waleed sajjad says:

    i don't think its the dragon that died cuz that wuld meaan they saw it recently. it couldn,t have beeen flying juss before it died, and thers nothing on the dawn treader to do him any harm.

    and anyway:arrows don't hurt them either!!