In Other News

Kevin Max Talks Narnia, Screwtape Letters

Posted November 1, 2004 7:53 am by Tirian

NarniaWebber Forbe just posted these quotes from a live chat on Kevin Max’s website (Kmax is a member of the DC Talk band and a poet/actor/soloist): “i have made some calls about the narnia film, no word yet as to what they are looking for musically but i am definitely gonna give them some songs to look at….” He also posted the following regarding the Screwtape Letters: “…douglas G and i have talked about the screwtape thing….he gave me the thumbs up…it would take quite an undertaking but i have brennan manning in mind to be the voice of screwtape…i think this is something a friends company may put out with me at some point…it is a dream prokject…and sometimes you have to wait for those…just ask Mel Gibson”. Discuss!

White Witch is Second Most Famous Witch

Posted October 31, 2004 1:50 pm by Tirian

According to A Which Witch children’s survey, the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia is the second most famous witch of all time. First place goes to the Wicked Witch of The Wizard of Oz, while third place goes to Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Read the whole story at The Daily Record.

Production Moves to South Island

Posted October 29, 2004 11:49 am by Tirian

In a newsletter received from the production, we learn that the production has moved to the South Island where they will begin filming the climactic battle scene. This filming will take six weeks after which the production will move to Prague for a short time.

C.S. Lewis Documentary is Being Made

Posted October 23, 2004 2:52 pm by Tirian

According to the Sunny Herald Online, Norman Stone, the man who made the BBC movie Shadowlands, is making a 54 minute documentary on C.S. Lewis. The screenplay is co-written by Douglas Gresham and also had guidence from Lady Jill Freud, who was one of the girls that inspired Lewis to write about the Pevensies. The documentary is going to be released shortly following The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and will premier on the Hallmark Channel.

Mice, Horses Trained for the Set

Posted October 22, 2004 10:36 am by Tirian

In this Waikato Times news story, it is reported that trainer Mark Vette, owner of Animals on Q in Pukekohe, has also trained 50 mice, a pack of bull mastiffs and rottweilers to act as war dogs and about 20 horses as unicorns and centaurs. The article talks about the wolves on set and even has a picture of a few of the wolves with trainer Nerissa Politzer. The wolves return to the US on November 1st.

Ten Minute Teaser

Posted October 22, 2004 10:22 am by Tirian reports that an anonymous informant told them about a ten minute teaser that was recently made for the crew working on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This ten minutes of completed footage was done as a way to thank the crew for their long hours. The informants reaction was that “it looked very slick and polished, the creatures were great.” Read the whole article at

Wolves Ricky and Bob to play Maugrim and Vardan

Posted October 21, 2004 8:19 pm by Tirian

According to NewstalkZB, ten wolves have been brought in from Los Angeles for filming on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The pack, which includes seven males and three females, is being housed at Mark Vette’s Animal Rescue. Two siblings, Ricky and Bob, will play the key characters Maugrim and Vardan. The New Zealand Herald has what may be a picture of the wolves in the film.

Steven Curtis Chapman, Everlife Working on Narnia?

Posted October 4, 2004 8:39 pm by Tirian

In the October 2004 issue of CCM Magazine Steven Curtis Chapman hints that he and Everlife might be involved in the production: Chapman, along with members of Everlife, are enjoying once more The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. According to Chapman, Disney is doing an $180 million production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. “I’ve been asked to come in and be involved in some different levels, so it’s awesome.” The production was not able to confirm that Chapman is involved. Speculations are that they may be involved in doing some music for the closing credits or a companion cd (like music inspired by the movie).

Rupert Everett May Quit Acting

Posted October 1, 2004 7:20 pm by Tirian

Ireland On-line reports in an interview with Rupert Everett that after he finishes his current projects (a Sherlock Holmes TV movie and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) he may stop acting for a while. He says: “I’m not working for the rest of this year, I hope. I don’t know that I ever want to work again actually to be honest. To a certain extent, acting has slightly lost its allure for me. It’s quite hard work and I’m quite bossy and control-oriented, so that’s quite a difficult mixture sometimes.”

Bits From’s Panel Report

Posted October 1, 2004 11:27 am by Tirian

There are a lot of panel reports coming out and we’ve tried to only report the ones that have unique content. Here are the unique parts from’s report: 1) Director Andrew Adamson was picked by Walden Media after delivering a 20 page “term paper” on his vision for Narnia. 2) With the large number of animal characters, everyone is concerned about making a “talking animal” movie and they are going to great lengths to make all of the creatures look natural. 3) The creatures in the film have not been toned down and some of them will be scary for kids. Howard Berger did the “kid test” on all of the creations and asked his own children what they thought and would go back and do extra work when his kids said that things looked “cheesy”.