New Narnia trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader is online

Here’s an upcoming movie that never should have seen the light of day: The third Chronicles Of Narnia movie, Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.

Originally, Disney decided not to continue the movie series that revitalized interest in the Narnia movies, but 20th Century Fox have picked the series up and decided to run with it. All the original characters are returning to the movie, and yes, those are Liam Neeson’s dulcet Northern Irish tones you hear purring forth from Aslan’s mouth.

I love the look and feel of this trailer, and it’s always magical to see those moments when the walls between worlds start to crumble and the Pevensie children get helplessly called back to Narnia. This time’s even better – they find themselves drawn back via a painting of a ship that starts to come to life, and their arrival in Narnia is in the middle of an ocean with the Dawn Treader heading straight for them!

The movie is expected to be released in December. (By the way, I love how the NarniaFans fansite has a countdown to release on their site!)

4 Comments

  1. RandomEnigma

    I find it strange that Disney gave up on Narnia so quickly. Weren’t the first two films extremely successful? And they can’t use the excuse that the kids would grow up to fast because as I recall, this is the last Narnia book to feature the Pevensie children as children.

    The film trailer looks good. One of the more worthwhile kids movies to be released.

    1. Gerard McGarry

      Word has it Prince Caspian didn’t do quite so well at the box office, which surprises me. I suppose they were looking for the next Harry Potter franchise and they didn’t get the numbers.

      For me, the mistake they made was not going right back to the start and showing the genesis of Narnia.

  2. Dara Hickey

    Exactly Gerard! It’s always confused as to why they never started wit ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ (Book 1). Could it be because more people had heard of ‘The Lion, The With, And The Wardrobe’ (Book 2)?

    Then they did ‘Prince Caspian’ (Book 3), but now its seems they’re going to miss out ‘The Horse And His Boy’ (Book 4)… Maybe it’s got something to do with the fact that the books they’ve missed don’t feature the Pevensie children?

     

    Hmmm… odd.

    1. Gerard McGarry

      I actually thought the re-appearance of the characters from The Magician’s Nephew at the end of the last Narnia book was a deft touch from Lewis. And there could be no better cinematic moment from those books than the creation of Narnia itself. Dagnabit.

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