Dragon Attack on the Dawn Treader

DeviantArt was sent a two minute video of live filming at Cleveland Point for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. In the footage, the Dawn Treader is under attack by a dragon.


Here’s the transcript written up by icarus:


It’s a Dragon!
He’s coming in closer! He’s starting to come towards the ship!
One! He’s coming around towards the front! He’s going round the front!
Two! We (or “He”?) don’t know where he is going! React! React!
He’s coming around to the other side!
Three! He’s coming around the back now!
Look around! He’s coming to the back side! He’s on the tail now!
Four! He’s swinging all around. He’s circling, circling!
Coming around the starboard!
And Five! He’s coming towards the mast! He’s looking up towards the mast!
And he lands on top of the mast!
Shake to Port!
And shake to Starboard!

**a crew member yells “Fire!” ?? **

And Hit! He’s trying (?) to fall down! He’s going down!
He lands! Crash!
And he’s getting back up! Here he comes!
And he’s flying out to sea! He’s going around!
He’s coming around the front, he’s going around the nose(?)
And now he’s flying off towards the island
*something, something* and he’s going off to sea

You can download the footage from DeviantArt’s website here.
Thanks to icarus for the heads-up and transcript of the video!

88 Responses

  1. narnian resident says:

    ok whoever had the camera shook too much, but it all looks interesting still. do they mean the sea serpent? because i dont remember any dragon attack, unless its eustace trying to reach them or something.

  2. Narniamiss says:

    Wow, the shaky camera almost drove me nuts! ;P But I'm very thankful to see anything at all! I can't help but assume at this point that it is Eustace that is attacking the ship.

  3. BradenWoodburn says:

    That's amazing! Now whenever I see this scene in the movie I will remember watching them do it! So cool! Man oh man how I cannot wait for this movie!

  4. AsbelMcTalisker says:

    This is just the remaining crew left behind while most of the principle characters are on the island.
    Not everybody would have gone ashore.

  5. Jessica says:

    They said "Dragon" not Sea Serpent, so it might be Dragon Roost Island (where Eustace becomes a dragon).
    Although…it could be they are trying to hide that fact ^^;
    It's fun to guess 😀

  6. Kris says:

    Yeah I think you guys are probably right. Thats what I was thinking when I watched it. I love it!!! Its close enough to the book for me.

  7. Xenithar says:

    This movie is going to be awesome!

  8. Crimson Dragon says:

    I'm not sure it's Eustace… I mean, why would they be on the ship if Eustace is a dragon? They thought he was lost, why would they desert the island? I'm more prone to believe this is the dragon that Eustace finds ; perhaps it attacks as they get close to the island. Then again, one has to wonder why they would continue to an island where they know a dragon lives… so maybe it is Eustace after all.

  9. Jess says:

    Is that the cast running about the boat?

  10. Queen of Narnia says:

    At the very beginning is it possible he says "Wait" instead of "Wave"? Somehow it would fit the situation…"Wait! It's a dragon!"
    Just a thought…

  11. InLoveWithAslan says:

    That was cool! I wanna be there and watch!!!

  12. K. J. Hill (aka T. J. Black) says:

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I love it! It is so, so cool to see it in the making!!! I can't wait to see more!!!!

  13. Laura Elizabeth says:

    I clicked on the link, but it didn't do anything. It said done at the bottom, but nothing showed up.

  14. King Skandar the Just says:

    wow…were they rehearsing?

  15. Always a Narian Queen says:

    This is very exciting! First video….wow!

    I think this is the part after they leave the island when Eustace is a changed boy and the water dragon is after them. It is in the book I just can't remember the exact chapter off the top of my head.

  16. checkers says:

    That….was….AWESOME!!! Okay, so we couldn't see anything, but that was still really cool. 🙂

  17. martin the warrior says:

    finally! we get to see a video.

  18. PrincessLeia327 says:

    It would be my dream job to get a position on a Narnia Film crew. I have a degree in film production, so I get to do similar things every day! It's awsome!!

  19. fauntastic says:

    I think this is K.C. Hoodenfield speaking, he is the first assistant director (I think) and this sounds like his voice. I could be completely wrong, but that is just my guess!

  20. fauntastic says:

    That is one of my favourite things about watching movies after seeing the bonus features, you know how it was made! I feel like I was let in on a secret almost…haha 😉

  21. NarniaRox says:

    Another thing is that, the microphones will be directed at the actors, so in the movie, the director will obviously not be heard.
    Its hard to tell from the video if its a practice or real, but its really exciting, to see how they film with CGI and stuff.
    Thanks for the video!

  22. Peter's little sister says:

    It is possible that they are saying "dragon" for short instead of sea serpent? That could get tedious trying to direct a bunch of people. It looks good though =D I'm looking forward to it.

  23. WarriorQueen says:

    My computer won't let me watch this video! 🙁

  24. pselpevensie says:

    cool video!!! is it supposed to be them filming the scene with the sea monster?

  25. Edmund-is-hot says:

    Ooooooooooh! I can't wait!

  26. anonymous narnian citizen says:

    i think i figured it out ,the dragon is not eustace it's lord octesian,heading for the ship.when the crew fires at the dragon,lord octesian gets injured and flies back to the island where eustacefoind him dying because of his injuries.now that makes perfect sense

  27. Alambil and Tarva says:

    Oh, I thought this was supposed to be the scene with the sea monster…I mean, like someone said, it's probably easier to refer to it as the "dragon" than "sea monster" or "sea serpent". I mean, the guy does say, "he's going out to sea" or something. But whatever…lol I love watching how they film this stuff. People running around while a director yells at them telling them to react to imaginary creatures. LOL xD

  28. J. G. Heck says:

    It looks that they will need to film it a lot more times