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FAQ – The Lion Awakes

UPDATE JANUARY 2014

I’ve created a new FAQ about the revised movie now known as JACK & TOLLERS over at my larger EssentialCSLewis.com page. VISIT IT HERE. I’m keeping this page here because a lot of people are unaware of the changes and when you do a search about the old version this page is usually found.

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UPDATE DECEMBER 2013

As some of you may have already heard the writers from The Lion Awakes are now involved in a new production called Jack & Tollers. Learn more about it here.

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UPDATE AUGUST 2013

Although I’ve known for some time that the movie project for The Lion Awakes is sadly no more. I haven’t until recently been given official word of it. I will update with additional details in the coming weeks.

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PREVIOUSLY updated 4/13/12

Frequently Asked Question about The Lion Awakes

The following are answers to questions about the upcoming movie on the life of C.S. Lewis entitled The Lion Awakes.

While all answers are believed to be accurate as of the date posted above, please note that this is an UNOFFICIAL page and not meant to suggest it is endorsed by those who are actually producing the movie.

Answers to the questions are from either comments made by the co-authors in an interview (link provide below) or from their Facebook page or Website

Here’s part of what Dr. Markos emailed about the news:

“I have bad news and good news.  The bad news is that I and my fellow producers have decided to end the kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the film.  The GOOD news is that the reason we decided to end it is that we are currently in negotiation with a major studio, and it seemed more prudent at this time to focus on issues of production.”

  1. Does the film have an official site?
    YES! Visit it here: http://www.thelionawakes-themovie.com
  2. Is there any trailer about the movie yet?
    YES! There is an official TEASER trailer on their YouTube page here: http://youtu.be/bHG522z5_wU
  3. When Will The Movie Be Released?
    Present hopes are for it to be released sometime between the first The Hobbit movie and the second (sometime in 2013). (From 2/1 FB post): “The release date of this film will be 2013, in honour of the 50th anniversary of C.S.Lewis’s death. We will be shooting in the UK later this year, with some big scenes in Oxford!”
  4. Who Are The Actors In The Movie?
    (According to their site): “Our lawyer Paul Renney (The Kings Speech) is already in negotiations with top “A” list actors to portray Lewis and Tolkien, not to mention a very special female lead.”
  5. (NEW) Is it possible to listen to the music being considered for the soundtrack?
    YES! The official site has seven (at last count) selections found here: http://www.thelionawakes-themovie.com/main/page_music.html
  6. What Studio is Producing The Movie?
    Three Agree Films is the studio, the  Executive Producer is Wernher Pramschufer .
  7. Who wrote the screenplay?
    Dr. Louis Markos and Darren Scott Jacobs
  8. Besides C.S. Lewis, what other people from his life will be in the movie?
    J.R.R. Tolkien will be featured for the first time on film in this movie.
  9. Where will this film be made?
    This movie will be made in the UK.
  10. Are there any interviews with the screenwriters of the movie?
    Yes! You can see a short video with Dr. Markos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy41czilFq0&feature=youtu.be
    Listen to an interview with Darren Jacobs here: http://lewisminute.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/darren-jacobs-on-the-lion-awakes-and-more/
    Listen to an interview with Dr. Markos here: http://allaboutjack.podomatic.com/entry/2012-02-02T19_00_57-08_00
    (NEW) Interview with Wernher Pramschufer from Premier Christian Radio in the UK: http://www.premier.org.uk/entertainment

  11. Will this page be updated frequently?
    If you have questions that are not answered above leave them in the comment section below.

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