Narnia fans: good news, (potentially) bad news

narnia_foxJust about a month ago, we learned that Disney was cutting off its involvement with Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise after the second film in the series, Prince Caspian, underperformed pretty badly in theaters, earning only $419 million (off a $220 million budget).

The good news is, it looks like the series has found a lifeline for the for the slimmed-down, $140 million-budgeted third film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, in the form of a new co-financing partner. The (potentially) bad news is that partner is 20th Century Fox, a studio that has a bit of a history with meddling. Fans of the films will no doubt be praying to Aslan that Narnia 3 will avoid the same fate (creatively) as X-Men 3.

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Posted on January 29, 2009 at 10:44 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by brendan
    on 2009-02-02 at 01:07

    to be honest I loved the books but the films are terrible.
    perhaps the Dreaded Fox meddling could do this franchise some good?

  2. Written by BlueNight
    on 2009-02-03 at 03:07

    Given that C.S. Lewis wrote the first two books as a fun read first, and complete stories second, I have enjoyed the character development arcs for the Pevensie boys over the course of the first two movies.

    However, beginning with Dawn Treader, the storytelling really picked up. I am truly looking forward to coarse words between Eustace and Reepicheep, as well as the dragon.

    They should film A Horse And His Boy and Magician’s Nephew concurrent with the main films, to prevent the kind of aging problems the Harry Potter series had.

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