Monday, July 05, 2004

The Chronicles of Narnia: the movie

Over 50 years ago, C.S. Lewis created a land of wonder and enchantment called Narnia, and since then over 60 million readers have discovered the wondrous world that exists beyond the back of the wardrobe.

C.S. Lewis once wrote that the idea for the Narnia books came to him from images: "a faun carrying an umbrella, a queen in a sledge, a magnificent lion."

It is going to be a movie or two or three. This could be promising but the Disney touch is a worry. Maybe they will be content to just put up the money. They are anxious for a franchise a la Harry Potter or LOTR. The following is lifted from the Narnia website.

Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Shrek 2) is directing the movie version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book published in C.S. Lewis' famed series. "The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Walden Media to co-finance and distribute the long-awaited motion picture."

Walden Media is the company behind the movie Holes, Ghosts of the Abyss, and this summer's Around the World in 80 Days.

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