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More Official Site Updates

Posted February 24, 2005 7:22 am by Tirian

The Official movie website at Narnia.com is starting to get some updates. Four pieces of concept art have been posted. This isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, but we should expect to see more news on the site in the coming months.

Tilda Swinton: Hollywood Outsider

Posted February 23, 2005 12:57 pm by Tirian

Thanks to Jints for the heads up on this great article from The Times Online. It’s an interesting article discussing Tilda Swinton’s Hollywood outsider status and her career. Read the whole article here.

Amy Lee to Do Title Credits?

Posted February 22, 2005 4:19 pm by Tirian

According to British website MyLastBreath, Amy Lee (from the band Evanescence) will be doing the song/vocals for the main title of the film: In a recent Kerrang interview, Amy says she’s “doing” the song: You’re scoring a film? “It’s not a whole score, but I’m doing a song for a film of CS Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s great because it’s going to be really creepy, which was basically my only requirement. They want me to do the one theme song that comes on at the title credits and maybe incorporate that in the score, with me doing all this vocal-ambient stuff.” Is this legit? Well, she’s listed on IMDB but as we know, that’s not saying a whole lot. We’ll let you know of any developments….

Dark Horse and WETA Collectibles Partner Up

Posted February 22, 2005 3:20 pm by Tirian

From Figures.com: New “Kong” and “Chronicles of Narnia” resin collectibles! Revealing news at Toy Fair was the announcement that Dark Horse had signed on as the exclusive distributor of upcoming product from WETA Collectibles. Collectibles will include high-end resin pieces and prints for two major 2005 motion pictures: The Chronicles of Narnia and Kong, Peter Jackson’s remake of the 1933 classic “King Kong”.

The Next Walden Movie: Hoot

Posted February 17, 2005 9:56 pm by Tirian

Walden Media, the production company making The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is partnering with New Line Cinema and Kennedy/Marshall to adapt the Newbery Award-honored book which has become a New York Times bestseller, “Hoot”. This story revolves around a young boy who moves to Florida where he tries to solve an ecological mystery involving endangered owls, an assortment of other unusual creatures, and group of eccentric adults. Click here to read the entire press release.

Rhythm & Hues Use Truelight Color Accuracy System

Posted February 17, 2005 1:47 pm by Tirian

Digital Producer has an interesting story on Rhythm & Hues’ purchase of the Truelight color accuarcy system to allow employees to check color at the click of a button. The company plans to use the system first on the upcoming film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

The New Life of Bryan

Posted February 16, 2005 9:25 pm by Tirian

Scotsman.com has done an interesting and insightful piece on Brian Cox, the voice of Aslan. While the article barely mentions his involvement in the film, it does provide insight into the life of a very interesting man. Warning: Harsh Language. Check it out….

Narnia Set Equipment For Sale

Posted February 16, 2005 7:49 am by Tirian

Now that the filming is over, you can own some of the equipment used in the making of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Check out the sale at GraysOnline. Thanks to NarniaWebber Dooby for the heads up!

Rumor: Narnia Trailer to Be Attached to SW3

Posted February 16, 2005 7:44 am by Tirian

According to JoBlo.com the trailer for the Chronicles of Narnia will be attached to the prints of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith being released on May 19, 2005.

MASSIVE Used on Narnia

Posted February 14, 2005 4:13 pm by Tirian

MASSIVE, the breakthrough crowd animation tool used throughout the Lord of the Rings films has been used in conjunction with Narnia. Dan Smiczek said, “We were working with Massive on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe…” See the whole press release about the usage of MASSIVE with the film Elektra at Digital Producer Magazine.