Narnia Movies and The Lion Awakes Update
May 25, 2012
Normally on Fridays I’ve posted a previous CSL Minute (especially for those new to the blog), however there is very recent news concerning both The Lion Awakes and The Chronicles of Narnia movies.
While on both fronts the news is admittedly sketchy at best, there are hopes more details will be forthcoming.
IN A NUTSHELL
On the Narnia films the wait will be longer than expected…possibly nothing until 2018 at the earliest (details as to why below). As for The Lion Awakes, the progress continues to be slow, but moving ahead. I’ve been assured I’d get an interview as soon as very specific details are ironed out. This past Saturday (May 19th) it was announced they had “secured the first million dollars to move The Lion Awakes into the next phase of production.”
DETAILS WE KNOW
(without the devil?)
So,what details are known about Narnia? It all started when The Lion’s Call first reported Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’s stepson) had recently given a talk in Oxford that included comments about the Narnia movies. A seven year moratorium was spoken of, a length longer than previously understood. As NarniaWeb.com shared the news they underscored the fact that it’s unclear when that moratorium began, but it was likely started after the release of the last movie, making the next film no sooner than 2018. NarniaFans.com also shared the story and explained the reasoning behind moratoriums.
Which book would be done next and with whom? In the talk Gresham is reported as saying the films might be done independently and he’s most interested in The Silver Chair next. Finally, his focus appears to be more directed towards getting The Screwtape Letters adapted to the big screen in the meantime.
Each of the above mentioned sites, along with Aslan’s Country.com have reports on the story and comments from readers you might enjoy. Of course, feel free to leave comments here on this site!.