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Voyage of the Dawn Treader is Back On

Apparently, Disney is set to film Voyage of the Dawn Treader after having previously indicated the movie was off.   In a previous post, I discussed my feelings about this.   Essentially, I was unhappy with the embellishments in the movie and believe that the drop in revenue was associated with Lewis fans showing their displeasure.   I reviewed Prince Caspian.  The title was:  A Review of Prince Caspian- One Disappointed Christian.

From my readings in the blogosphere, it looks like we may be in for more with the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  This is unfortunate, as this is one of my favorite of all of them.

I’ve never quite understood how they wanted to make movies out of the entire series… (The Horse and His Boy… a full movie?  Really?) but I’d rather see books combined into a single movie than a book bloated in order to fit the feature length movie mold.

The blogosphere seems to contain ample warnings from purists like myself, so if Disney still abuses the text, they’ll have no one else to blame but themselves…

Unless they have a blockbuster, of course.  Then they can smile smugly.  I guess the proof is in the pudding.



    • Peter on October 31, 2009 at 5:00 am

    I’m sorry (but also not sorry) to tell you, you’ve got your wires a bit crossed. Firstly Disney DIDN’T make the previous two films – it was Walden Media, and Disney was funding them. Secondly, Disney is NOT involved in “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, it is still Walden Media making them (they are trying to remain faithful to the books), but this time with the backing of Fox.

    • Anthony on October 31, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for the corrections, Peter. I didn’t see in my search any thing that said something about a new backer. Not that it is too terribly important, but if you could provide a link to that information I think readers here will appreciate it.

    Do the ‘funders’ have no influence on the direction a movie can take?

    Thanks for dropping by. Give my regards to Edmund and your sisters.

    • Peter on November 1, 2009 at 6:04 am

    About Fox backing ‘Dawn Treader’ it’s all over the web, but just a couple of sites to check: http://www.narniaweb.com and http://www.narniafans.com.

    As for the ‘funders’ having influence – I think they probably do, and as far as I understand it, it was Disney who tried to make ‘Prince Caspian’ darker, more “adult” and introducing the whole Susan/Caspian thing. And then they “jumped ship” after it didn’t do as well as the previous movie at the box office.

    As for “Edmund and your sisters” he he. 🙂

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