After a time of silence on the Narnia front, Director Joe Johnston has released some plans at recent Paris Comic Con for the newest Narnia Film. In the video, he references The Silver Chair as being the darkest book of the Narnia series, and how they plan to begin filming sometime in late 2018. As far as keeping true to the precursors of this film, Johnston says he is hoping to create a whole new feeling and look for this Narnia Adaptation. One returning element, however, is the landscape of New Zealand, as he confirms they will be shooting on the South Island in 2018.
To view the video footage, head on over to Narniaweb.
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As of yesterday (July 4, 2017) an apparently leaked press release relating to the new Silver Chair film has been doing the rounds. Its original source is unclear but it seems to have been first posted by TheAbandoning on Reddit. The name “Sony” appears at the top of the document but there is no other indication that it genuinely comes from them. Our friends at Narniaweb have investigated and determined the document to be a forgery.
The press release suggests that filming on The Silver Chair is scheduled for a five month period, starting in November and being shot in the North and South Islands of New Zealand, where we have previously seen Narnia come to life. Weta Digital is also announced as returning to do the armor for the upcoming movie.
Among other things, new talents were announced such as makeup artist Joel Harlow, composer Thomas Newman, as well as casting directors Nina Gold and Theo Park.
You can read the false press release as posted on Reddit here.
For officially confirmed information relating to The Silver Chair film, please consult previous articles and announcements in The Lion’s Call news category.
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At CineEurope, in Barcelona, eOne (EntertainmentOne) seized the chance to mention Narnia. On the fourth day of the event, eOne showcased their upcoming projects, The Silver Chair being one of them. Being as early in the works as it is, there was no footage shown for the film, as of yet. However, any news is good news, especially when eOne has taken this opportunity to bring the public’s attention back to Narnia.
For more information about this event and eOne’s newest projects, check out the article over at The Hollywood Reporter (Caution is advised in following outgoing links. The Lion’s Call is in no way affiliated with The Hollywood Reporter.)
It seems like Narnia fans have been waiting for this piece of news for some time. The Official Narnia Facebook page has announced The Silver Chair’s director: Joe Johnston. If his name sounds familiar, you may know him from his work directing Captain America, along with other films such as Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3, and Hidalgo.
To read the full announcement, head over to the official Facebook page here!
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As many of you know, yesterday, November 22, marked the passing of C.S. Lewis in 1963. Several of us probably remember this date, as it was also the day that marked the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the United States, which somewhat obscured Lewis’ death. Belfast, however, commemorated Lewis and the day of his death yesterday.
As many of you may have been aware of, Belfast has been developing a public square in honor of the Author who was born there in Northern Ireland. The Square’s grand opening, featuring a revealing of a new statue of Aslan, happened yesterday. To see the pictures of the event and hear what Douglas Gresham had to say about the new square, visit BBC News here.
I do not know about the rest of you Narnia fans, but if I ever have the opportunity to set foot in Belfast, this location will certainly be on my list of “must-sees.”
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