Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Movies: "Treader" To Leave Port in December

Having learned the hard way how tough summer time can be Walden Media and new partner Twentieth Century Fox will release "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on December 10th 2010.

It was December 2005 that "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" roared into cinemas and walked away with a $291.7 million dollar domestic gross. The sequel was released in the summer of 2008 and managed $141.2 less than half of "Lion's'" gross. The film did end up with $419.6 million worldwide but Disney elected not to produce the third film so Fox swooped in to pick up the tab and hopefully a lucrative franchise.

The "Narnia" books are wildly popular and there is a lot of story to mine. Up until now though they seem like "Lord of the Rings" lite to me. But they have a fine director in Michael Apted lets just hope Rothman keeps his grubby hands off.

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