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Nicholas Hoult Auditioned for Caspian

Posted August 12, 2013 9:03 pm by Glumpuddle 3 Comments

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, Warm Bodies, Jack the Giant Slayer) recounts his audition for the coveted role of Caspian.

“One of my all-time worst [auditions] was definitely Prince Caspian,” he says. “They asked if I could do a Hispanic accent. I was like, ‘What would I base that on?’ They were like, ‘Have you seen Shrek? Puss in Boots.’” Hoult says that he had prepared for the audition, but not with any sort of accent in mind. “I was doing the scene, but in my head before saying each line, I was trying to do my Antonio Banderas impression, saying [in a Desperado voice] ‘I am Prince Caspian!’ It was horrendous. It sounded more like Borat.”

Holt was seventeen years old when he auditioned. Ultimately, of course, 25-year-old Ben Barnes was cast. Read the full story.

Walden Media Restructuring

Posted August 2, 2013 6:24 am by Glumpuddle 11 Comments

WaldenDeadline is reporting some big changes happening at Walden Media, the company behind the three Chronicles of Narnia films. Employees will be laid off, and the company is no longer developing original content. An official statement said:

The company will remain a co-financier of film projects originating with studio partners or independent production companies. Walden will continue its mission to seek out projects that tell uplifting and inspiring stories for the whole family.

Read the full report

Kickstarter for Narnia Swordplay Documentary

Posted July 17, 2013 10:34 am by Tirian 8 Comments

The team behind last year’s Reclaiming the Blade documentary is planning to release a new documentary called Reclaiming the Blade: Sons of Fire. This documentary will feature Ben Barnes and William Moseley and will be of particular interest to Narnia movie fans and any who are interested in swordplay. The Kickstarter is looking to raise $150,000 for this film – learn more about this initiative. Thanks to Sui-Lun for the alert.

See Will Poulter again in “We’re the Millers”

Posted July 16, 2013 7:33 pm by DiGoRyKiRkE 2 Comments

Fans of Will Poulter can see him in the new film “We’re the Millers” also staring Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Jennifer Anniston.  The film releases on August 7th and is rated R.

Click here to visit the film’s IMDB page.

*** (Warning:  Some language and images may not be appropriate for persons under age 18)

See Ben Barnes in ‘The Seventh Son’ Trailer

Posted July 13, 2013 8:51 am by Glumpuddle 5 Comments

Ben Barnes (Caspian) is once again playing the title role in a fantasy film. Warner Bros has released the first trailer for The Seventh Son, which is based on the first book in The Wardstone Chronicles. The film also stars Jeff Bridges and releases January 17. View the trailer. Thanks to ‘Just Queen, not High Queen’ for the alert.

Anna Popplewell Would Return to Narnia

Posted June 3, 2013 7:13 pm by Glumpuddle 56 Comments

Anna Popplewell in "Halo: Forward Unto Dawn"

While promoting Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Anna Popplewell (Susan) was asked if she would want to be involved in another Narnia film. Her response:

“I’d love to, my character is in The Horse and His Boy, and doesn’t feature heavily in any of the other books, but if they can fit me in then I’d love to of course. But I don’t know what the plans are in terms of developing the other novels.” (full interview)

Anna is 24, the same age as Sophie Winkleman when she played adult-Susan at the end of Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Queen Susan is 26 in “The Horse and His Boy.”
How would you feel if “The Horse and His Boy” was the next Narnia film? Go to the homepage, scroll down, and vote!

See Ben Barnes in ‘The Big Wedding’

Posted April 27, 2013 9:37 pm by Glumpuddle 6 Comments

Ben Barnes’ (Caspian) latest film, The Big Wedding, hit theaters yesterday. The film also stars Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. View the trailer.

Experience Narnia on the Big Screen (Again)

Posted April 9, 2013 9:51 am by Tirian 16 Comments

narnia_film_festivalThe Narnia Trilo3y Film Fest will be held in LA on May 25-26 and will feature all three Narnia films on the big screen along with food and wine tasting. You can read more about this at the event’s Facebook page.

Rhythm & Hues Files For Bankruptcy

Posted February 28, 2013 3:45 pm by Glumpuddle 5 Comments

bill wRhythm & Hues, the VFX studio behind a lot of the digital effects in Disney/Walden’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has filed for bankruptcy, despite winning the Academy Award for their work in Life of Pi. Some controversy has arisen from their acceptance speech, which was was cut short just as Bill Westenhofer began talking about the company’s “severe financial difficulties.” Read the full story. And here is a video on the visual effects in Narnia that was released in 2005. Thanks to Reepi for the alert.

Walden’s Narnia Films Coming to Hallmark Channel

Posted February 25, 2013 1:00 pm by Glumpuddle 9 Comments

Beginning on March 15, Walden Family Theater will start airing every Friday night on the Hallmark Channel. Walden president Micheal Flaherty said:

“Walden Family Theater is a great step forward for us to continue the Walden mission. These great films we are presenting on The Hallmark Channel and/or making with ARC reinforces our vision to provide families a chance to recapture imagination and rekindle curiosity through entertainment. These films will stand side by side with some of our proudest features like our Narnia moviesHoles, Bridge to Terabithia, Amazing Grace, and Journey to the Center Of The Earth.”

Read the full story here. There is also a trailer, which includes clips from Walden’s film adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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