Flaherty: Changes in ‘Voyage’ Maintain Lewis’ Worldview
World Magazine has an article with some really interesting quotes from Michael Flaherty (Walden Media president) and Douglas Gresham (Co-producer, Lewis’ stepson). The first part of the article won’t be new to most NarniaWebbers as it mereley summarizes Prince Caspian‘s box office struggles and Disney’s departure. But, here are some highlights from the second half:
- Flaherty admits that they were over-confident when marketing Prince Caspian: “We thought we just needed to let people know the date it would be coming out,” he laughs.
- Flaherty insists that the plot changes in Dawn Treader are not inconsistent with Lewis’ worldview.
- Gresham on plot changes: “…I sometimes have to accept, not without a fight I hasten to add, what they say we have to do. I stick to making sure that we get the theological messages that Jack [C.S. Lewis] himself was trying to portray in the books.”
- Gresham says that he fought and won the battle to get Aslan’s famous line “there I have another name” into the film.
It is worth reading the entire article here. Thanks to ‘Malfhok.’