Skip to comments."The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" News Summary (February 6, 2007)
Posted on 02/06/2007 6:16:08 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger
Filming is close to beginning on the sequel to Walden Media's adaptation of C.S. Lewis's classic "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe."
Because of that, all kinds of casting news has been trickling out.
Prince Caspian Cast
British actor Ben Barnes has been selected for the role of the youthful exiled Prince Caspian.
Prince Caspian Audition Scenes - An actor that auditioned for the role of Caspian sent NarniaWeb these excerpts of audition scenes. Yes, they do hint that there is a little romantic spark between Caspain and Susan. Eugh.
Alicia Borrachero Cast as Prunaprismia
Fans might remember the obscure queen who gives birth to a "true" heir and thus brings about the exile of Prince Caspian.
Peter Dinklage Cast as Trumpkin the Dwarf
Vincent Grass Cast as Doctor Cornelius
[Director] Andrew Adamson Talks Prince Caspian
Gresham Talks Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Word is, the third installment, Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be released within a year of Prince Caspian to make sure they don't let the actors for Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgia Henley) get too old.
I thought they would have Alec Guinness for Dr. Cornelius.
Oh, wait, he's dead. Oh, well, I just had a hunch that he would be right for the part....
The frustrating thing is, I'm going to be 60 before Horse and His Boy or Last Battle will be made. ARRRGH!
With the current fixation on PC movies - I'm not sure we'll ever see AHAHB come to screen at all. I don't know that our home-grown Arab/Muslim lobby would let it see the light of day. Although I'd love to see the manifestation of Tash onscreen.
The overt Christian symbolism of TLB (the rapture) and TMN (creation) would also seem too much for Hollywood. But, if they did the resurrection bit from TLTWATW, maybe they'll follow through with the actual stories (as much as it pains them).
> I LOVE the guy who they have playing Trumpkin!!
Me too-- Dinklage is a terrific actor. I can just hear him actually making the exclamation "Crabs and crumpets!" sound authentic :-)
Still, a girl can dream. Horse and His Boy has always been my favorite.
The Last Battle, the ending especially, would scare a LOT of Hollywood types, but who knows. Further up and Further in!
He stole Elf from Will Farrell, and that's something few actors could or can do.
I can't remember the other Trumpkinisms, but I'm listening to the book on iPod again. He came up with some good ones.
Of paramount importance though is the question ...
Who's going to be the voice of Reepicheep? He'll be in several of the movies (if they choose to make them) - VOTDT, TLB - but I can't remember if he's in AHAHB - at the end; the battle scene?
The absolute favorite line of his is in VOTDT, however ...
"'Am I to understand,' said Reepicheep to Lucy after a long stare at Eustace, 'that this singularly discourteous person is under your Majesty's protection?'"
I wept with laughter!! It's like reading a slice of Dumas ...
Not only that, but you *have* to have a voiceover for the first line of that novel ... "There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." It's a brilliant line!
Absolutely, hands down, my favorite character (with honorable mention going to Puddleglum). What a noble, brave soul!
If you get the chance, listen to the Audible version of VOTDT, narrated by English actor, Derek Jacobi. Holy cats, is he great. His Reep is sort of this foppish, absolutely noble and chivalrous Mickey Mouse. I know I'm making it sound horrible, but it works.
After revisiting all of the books this past Christmas, I'm absolutely smitten with CS Lewis as a writer. So elegant and restrained. Wonderful stuff.
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