News for Nov. 02, 2004
Narnia Battle Sequence to be Filmed
11/02/04, 12:56 pm EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 26, 2004
Movie makers give CS Lewis Lord Of The Rings treatment
10/26/04, 9:28 pm EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 25, 2004
Live from the Narnia Set: Parts 1 & 2
10/25/04, 4:17 pm EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 22, 2004
Narnia Wolves in Action
10/22/04, 6:22 pm EST - Tehanu
Lamp Post Productions also sent out a press release about the wolves and their trainers:
"The film company imported ten wolves from Sled Reynolds' Los Angeles-based habitat, Gentle Jungle, one of Hollywood's foremost providers of domestic and exotic animals to the motion picture/television industry. Mr. Reynolds has been working with animals in Hollywood for over thirty years, and counts among his credits "Dances with Wolves," "Hannibal," "Gladiator," "The Ghost and the Darkness," and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," among dozens of others. He is assisted on-set by a team of trainers that includes Eadie MacMullen, who trained in Los Angeles in the renowned Exotic Animal Training program and has been affiliated with Gentle Jungle for ten years.
"The wolf pack brought into New Zealand for the film includes seven males and three females (six of whom are siblings). The two wolves who play the key characters of Maugrim and Vardan are two-year-old siblings Ricky and Bob (the voices of both have yet to be cast). The brothers are joined onscreen by siblings Mike, Ronnie, Sarah and Bella. Their father, Rio, who is now 10 years old, joins them on-camera, along with five-year-old male, Maverick, three-year-old Rugby and 4 1/2-year-old Luna, the third female of the pack.
"New Zealander Mark Vette is also a veteran of local filmmaking, with credits ranging from "The Piano" to "Once Were Warriors" to TV's "Hercules." Mr. Vette also runs a local rescue zoo called Animals on Q, a small Zoo set up to house forgotten circus animals. When the previous owner could no longer cope with caring for the animals, Mr. Vette and his wife, Rosie, took possession of the 200 animals in July 2003. The couple has worked around the clock upgrading rundown enclosures and ensuring the Zoo’s inhabitants are healthy and happy."
Movie spies right out of a Hollywood script
10/22/04, 4:19 pm EST - Xoanon
Imports pack down for fantasy film
10/22/04, 4:14 pm EST - Xoanon
Official Narnia Images
10/22/04, 11:11 am EST - Xoanon
The folks from Walt Disney Studios sent along the official logo for 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe' as well as samples of those amazing pre-production images seen online for the past few months. [More]
News for Oct. 21, 2004
Ten Minute Teaser of Narnia Film
10/21/04, 10:22 pm EST - Tehanu
"...you may not be aware of this, but at the beginning of last week the entire main unit crew was treated to a 10 minute teaser of the movie, with all the completed footage cut together to music. My two [contacts'] reactions were interesting – both thought it looked very slick and polished, the creatures were great ... The teaser was done as a way to thank the crew and keep the morale and energy up and it definitely worked – people were, on the whole, very impressed."
The crew may well have needed a pick-me-up of this kind. Reportedly, they've been working very long hours. My informant wrote, "... they are keeping on track with those very long hours so I guess it’s all working out in the end."