Skip to comments.Latest Narnia News - Exciting Pictures and interviews (Potentially spoiler images)
Posted on 08/31/2005 6:29:35 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
Today, those of us looking forward eagerly to the release of Disney/Walden Media's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have only a mere one hundred days left to anticipate.
I have been neglectful of posting news items about the movie, but anyone who cared to would have gone to the website already anyway. Nevertheless, here's a brief rundown. ***WARNING*** Potentially spoiling images below.
Those of you who have been visiting movie theaters might have noticed, promotional standees have been popping up in several theaters. If you have one near you, snap a picture and send it to Narniaweb.com, you might get it published.
We had a good report from the set of the Stone Table filed by Tehanu, where he (she?) talks all about visiting the set, and seeing Aslan on the Stone Table. Click here to read.
Although we have not yet arrived at September yet, Narniawebbers got the exclusive on the UK's Total Film September issue, which features Tilda Swinton's haunting image of the White Witch. The article also includes quotes from the script.
The Sci-fi channel also interviewed Tilda Swinton. Click here to read.
Bob Siemon Designs announced plans to release a new collection of inspirational jewelry based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Then Cinima Confidential interviewed Anna Popplewell (Susan) and soon after, William Moseley (Peter).
IGN chimed in with their own interviews with the two, then ComingSoon.net posted their interview with William Moseley.
A German website Die Chroniken Von Narnia (any German speakers here??) has been featuring many exciting new images, some of which I post below.
The Faun Tumnus, returns Lucy's handkerchief.
Production shot. Fans speculate that Peter uses his sword to cut off a chunk of ice to escape pursuing wolves.
Narniaweb will not host images, but click to see an exciting picture of Edmund facing Aslan.
Lucy steps into Narnia
Lucy and Tumnus's first meeting
Edmund follows his sister into Narnia one evening (note the pajamas) and meets the unearthly "Queen"...
And meets back up with Lucy under the gentle glow of the Lamppost. (Note, both in pajamas)
Later, fate seems to chase all four brothers and sisters...
Into the Wardrobe...
And into Narnia...
Where they soon meet the greatest of all Lions, Aslan Himself.
By the way folks, thanks so some inside connections, I have seen a few things that I'm unfortunately not able to share with you, but it makes me anticipate the film all the more! I really think it's going to be awesome!
Is the film going to be PG or PG-13? I hope the former.
Red x's here.
From the post it appears to be red x-rated.
LWW was unquestionably written first. MN unquestionably comes first in Narnia time. Sort of like Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars.
I am ashamed to admit that I have not (yet) read the books. However, being a HUGE fan of Lord of the Rings, and having read the LOTR books several times before the movies were made, I can understand how much you are anticipating seeing the Chronicles of Narnia on the big screen. Not kooky at all, as far as I'm concerned! My husband and I are going to see it. (Very rare for us to go to a movie these days!) I'll be interested to hear, from Narnia fans, how the movie compares to the book.
I have read somewhere, IIRC it was some correspondence from Lewis, that his intent was for MN, although written later, to be read first....
magicians nephew is chronologicly the first book (tells the story of the beginning of both narnia and where the professor gets the wardrobe) but it was the sixth published.
the chronicles time line:
magicians nephew (6)
lion witch wardrobe (1)
horse and his boy (5) (occurs in the same time as LWW)
price caspian (2)
voyage of the dawn treader (3)
silver chair (4)
last battle (5)
My advice: read them in publication order, not "chronological" order.
Your pictures are are not showing up , just red X's
Hey, folks.....don't forget! There's a new WALLACE AND GROMIT feature coming out in October. Cracking good news, eh Chuck?
Have you seen the BBC production?
You can rent it at Blockbuster. I dunno if Beeb did the whole series, but I saw 2 or 3 different titles. Rented LWW and thought it was kinda cheesy. But only because of the limitations of the budget- it seemed faithful to the story.
Can't remember what it's called - something about 'attack of the were-rabbit'? I saw "Chicken Run" Hilarious! Looking forward to this one too. (I guess I'll be making TWO rare trips to the movie theater!)
I always pictured Lucy being a few years older.
I think it's about a mystery vegetable thief at the local fair.
Those images aren't showing. Could you possibly post the links? I'd like to see them.
As a lover of the books since childhood I admit to some apprehension regarding what Disney might do to them - but this looks great and Tilda Swinson is an inspired piece of casting for the Witch.
Add me to the list ~ thanks!
I don't know why, but whenever I see photos of Aslan I get giddy. Just a CGI lion--but they render him magnificently. This movie will be GREAT!
We have our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter here all week. Last spring I started reading her the book and she really wasn't very interested. Now we can get through two or three pages and she makes me play the trailer several times a day. We're going to get the coloring book today. We are so excited about the great lion and the unicorn and scared of the witch. This story works on so many levels.
oops.. typo there.
and it depends on how many times you've read them. for the first timer, definately in publication order. as i've probably read the series so much that i've almost worn out my second set, i tend to read them chronologically.
altho next time i'll have to read them in pub order since as soon as i finish reading grimm's fairy tales to my daughter, i'll start her on CoN. after that comes chronicles of prydain.
Dave, Please add me to your Narnia list. Thanks
Isn't that sad? You used to be able to count on Disney to be the gold standard in terms of family entertainment. Now it's a tossup.
Thanks a lot... My daughter (6) and I are reading the series now. We finished "The Magician's Nephew" and just read chapter 1 of "The Witch and the Wardrobe" last night. She loves the story, and every night is a blast reading the next chapter. These pics look great, just as I've imagined them.
What great pictures. I got all goose-bumply.
Bah! I've just noticed that the lamp post has no cross-struts when it should have one. This is an essential detail in the tale's poignancy and every time I see a lamp - post with one strut (there's a fine example in Primrose Hill in London) I am magically transported back to Narnia.
Count me in with the purists for this one!
Good catch! I'll have to look at it again.
It could be an side-on viewpoint I suppose.
As I recall, what Lewis actually said in the letter (which was to someone wondering what order they should be read in) was that, while "Magician's Nephew" was the first chronologically, the books could also be read in the order written. Lewis seemed not to care all that much which order you read them in.
The publishers, however, care very much if it can stimulate sales, which is why about ten or so years ago, they both re-released the Chronicles in the "preferred" order (referring to the off-handed suggestion that Lewis made in the letter) and also replaced Lewis' editorial changes for the American edition (which in a couple of places reflected his preferred changes in the story), presenting these as the restored original texts.
Lewis was a man who gave away the majority of his earnings from his writing. The Lewis estate is apparently not going to make the same mistake. Watch for Lewis' revised American editions to reappear in a few years as the "lost revised editions" of the Chronicles of Narnia.
Breaking ice to fend off the wolves? Also, the fur coats appear to fit. I've never been a purist before but I can see the appeal.
I've got this beautiful edition:
With Pauline Baynes' original illustrations coloured in by Pauline Baynes, who is still alive.
Of course, its for my daughter really, but we are still at the House at Pooh Corner stage.
This is a common misconception...I think I should put a disclaimer on the ping list.
Disney is not "making" the film, they are distributing it. They did the same for Monsters Inc., Toy Story 1 & 2, Incredibles, Finding Nemo, etc. Walden Media is making the movie...specifically, Shrek director Andrew Adamson. Hence...The Mouse keeps his grimy little hands off our story. Do not fear...I have confidence in the team doing this movie.
If you're on a big thing of ice, and the wolves are chasing you, you can cut the ice, float away, and the wolves can't get to you. That's the logic behind it. Since the children are seen floating on a chunk of ice in the preview, I think it's a safe assumption.
The coats don't fit perfectly...they were longer, making them look more like royal robes, remember?
I'll confess to having bought the seven individual volumes with Ms Baynes' color illustrations when the "50th Anniversary edititon" appeared; I haven't seen that one-volume color edition here. The only single-volume I've seen (and, er, bought) was the one put out by Harpers, which has only selected line drawings by Baynes.
Guess I shouldn't complain about publishers' merchandising practices when I buy what they hawk.