Next ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film coming to theaters next week
Lovers of C.S. Lewis novels must keep an eye out for the showing of the third and final episode of the film series on The Chronicles of Narnia which will be opening in U.S. theaters on Dec. 10.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is rated PG and can be seen in cinemas everywhere in 2D and 3D. It is directed by Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Mist, The World is Not Enough), CBC News said.
The children Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are joined by their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) in this newest adventure. Simon Pegg plays the voice of Repicheep the mouse, and Liam Neeson is the voice of the noble lion Aslan, CBC News said.
The previous two movies in the C.S. Lewis series were The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Prince Caspian, according to CBN News.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is set in 1943 when England was at war. Lucy and Edmund are visited by their annoying cousin Eustace. While dwelling on a painting of an old sailing ship, they find themselves in Narnia, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
They children are riding the Dawn Treader vessel filled with people, animals and beasts on board. Eustace remains unmoved and complaining amid all this. Meanwhile King Caspian, whom all look up to, struggles with self doubt, The Sydney Morning Herald said.
They encounter many adventures, mingle with strange creatures, meet monsters, an alien and a minotaur. At one point they land in jail. In another moment they are off to rescue the victims of a strange green mist, The Sydney Morning Herald said.
Of course, the noble lion Aslan shows up at poignant moments, and through it all the characters learn to overcome temptation and gain the wherewithal to defeat evil. They are told, “Beware, to defeat the darkness out there you must defeat the darkness in yourself,” according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
This family friendly film will stay true to Lewis’ focus on plot and character taking precedence over film effects. There will also be a battle between the mouse and the dragon, The Sydney Morning Herald said.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald the film was mostly shot in the Queensland Gold Coast of Australia last year. The Herald Sun said that fans and paparazzi were particularly drawn to the set of the Dawn Treader, one of the most famous and well loved boats in literature.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has computer generated effects and digital characters that blend well with the real actors. The Sydney Morning Herald called it “an impressive feat of imagination.”