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Looking for Big and Small New Zealanders

Posted April 15, 2004 3:17 pm by Tirian

Casting director Liz Mullane says that the film will call for about 200 extras. NZ casting call is just days away.

NZ Casting Call for Extras

Posted April 12, 2004 1:19 pm by Tirian

An advertisement was run in New Zealand’s the Dominion Post this weekend calling for very tall and very small men and women to audition.

Mark Johnson’s Radio Interview

Posted April 7, 2004 11:47 am by Tirian

In an interview Tuesday on New Zealand’s Newstalk ZB, producer Mark Johnson talked for about 10 minutes about the film and made several very interesting comments. EDIT: We’ve added the interview transcript.

NZ Television Spot Transcript

Posted April 6, 2004 3:52 pm by Tirian

A one-and-a-half minute New Zealand TV spot with shots of the crew and a welcoming ceremony known as Powhiri.

Andrew Adamson and Crew Welcomed to NZ

Posted April 6, 2004 2:01 pm by Tirian

Andrew Adamson and his crew of 40 were welcomed onto Hoani Waititi marae in West Auckland Tuesday morning.

Weta Workshops In, Weta Digital Out

Posted April 5, 2004 2:19 pm by Tirian

NarniaWeb has confirmed that Weta Workshops is working on the film but that Weta Digital is not involved. This dovetails nicely with the confirmation that Rhythm & Hues has been awarded the digital effects on the film.

Rhythm & Hues Bringing Narnia F/X to Life

Posted March 29, 2004 4:08 pm by Tirian

Rhythm & Hues has landed the role as lead special effects studio on Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media fantasy epic The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which Disney will distribute late next year.

Some Filming To Take Place in the Czech Republic

Posted March 11, 2004 2:15 pm by Tirian

Walden Spokeswoman Alison Lehrer has said that filming will begin this year in New Zealand and the Czech Republic. Walden also denies reports of Kidman’s involvement.

Waitakere opens doors to Disney

Posted March 9, 2004 6:25 pm by Tirian

Filmmakers will be based at the Waitakere City Council-owned Henderson Valley Studios and most of the film shooting will be done in the Auckland region from July.

Kidman Still a Rumor

Posted March 9, 2004 6:09 pm by Tirian

IMDB has published a clarification of their March 8th news article regarding Nicole Kidman. Production sources have said that she was only one of the actresses under consideration. She has not yet signed on for the role.