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News for Aug. 20, 2005

Swinton Bewitched By Narnia

8/20/05, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Tilda Swinton, who plays the evil White Witch in writer-director Andrew Adamson's upcoming big-screen adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, told SCI FI Wire that she knew nothing at all of the C.S. Lewis stories on which the film is based. "I was one of the very few people brought up on these islands who hadn't been given the books along with my mother's milk," the British actress said in an interview while promoting her latest film, Thumbsucker. "So I came to it with a beginner's mind. I still haven't read them all, but I thought it was a good read, and I thought it would make a good film. So I was very happy to do it. When I met with Andrew Adamson I just thought he was the right person for the job." [More]

News for Aug. 18, 2005

Cinema Magazine Shows New Narnia Pictures

8/18/05, 9:17 pm EST - Xoanon

From Narniaweb: Our good friends at the German Narnia movie site Narnia-chroniken.de have scans from the German Cinema Magazine. We don’t know what the article is talking about but the pictures sure look good! [More]

Susan, Edward and Peter hate you

8/18/05, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe appears to be shaping up better than anybody anticipated – it has been signed as a PlayStation 2 exclusive until March 2005, and will be bundled with PlayStation 2s over the Christmas period. Sony will also be splashing out on TV advertising and marketing support. We can smell an 8/10 from the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine already... [More]

News for Aug. 17, 2005

SCEE nets Narnia exclusive

8/17/05, 6:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Sony Europe is celebrating a massive coup in the run up to Christmas, today confirming that Buena Vista Games’ upcoming movie tie-in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will be a PS2 exclusive in PAL territories until March 2006. The deal, which excludes PC and handheld releases, will see SCEE back the title with significant TV and marketing support. Narnia will still release on Xbox and GameCube in the US. [more]

News for Aug. 15, 2005

Aslan on the Move: Narnia Revisited

8/15/05, 4:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Larry Linenschmidt writes: I just saw your post on TheOneRing.net. I was the house manager at Oxbridge, and am delighted to read of good times there. The info on our retreat in Texas is below. Maybe you would like to post this on TheOneRing for those who might be interested? Announcing the Third Annual Southwest Regional Retreat of the C.S. Lewis Foundation and The Hill Country Institute for Contemporary Christianity. [More]

News for Aug. 13, 2005

Total Film Magazine Covers Narnia

8/13/05, 9:08 am EST - Xoanon

From narniaweb.com: Total Film (a UK film magazine) has Narnia as their September 2005 cover story. Thanks to Jints, we now have scans of the entire article. The story features a sit-down conversation with director Andrew Adamson who is very straight-forward and candid about the film. There’s a few bits of dialogue and script thrown in so the spoiler-wary among you should beware. The article is fantastic, though, and well worth reading. !!!SPOILERS!!! [More]

Richard Taylor Interview

8/13/05, 8:52 am EST - Xoanon

Joe Utichi, Editor for FilmFocus.Co.UK writes: We had a chat on the phone with Richard Taylor the other day about just about everything Weta is working on and I thought you and your readers might be interested in it. [More]

News for Aug. 09, 2005

EuroGamer Talks Narnia Game

8/09/05, 7:16 pm EST - Xoanon

As numbers go, 85 million is "big", especially when that figure is describing book sales. If you're talking about 85 million children's books, you're talking about Potter, right? Only half-right in this instance. [Classic misdirection! - Ed] Specifically, Potter is the only children's book series to ever sell more than this amount, the total sales of CS Lewis's Narnia series. That's an awful lot of books. And if your memory of Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy's harrowing adventures in the land of snow and ice has been dismissed to some childish corner of your rapidly deteriorating brain, along with Texan bars and hazy episodes of The Red Hand Gang, you'd best prepare for its inevitable return: Disney's about to release the first tale in the series, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", as a railroading media franchise this Christmas. The movie will be Disney's biggest to date, in terms of marketing spend at least. When it comes to numbers, Narnia's got it all sewn up. [More]

New Narnia Standee Appearing In Theaters

8/09/05, 7:12 pm EST - Xoanon

New Narnia Standee Appearing In Theaters Last year the first Narnia Standee, a giant wardrobe began appearing in theaters around the world. NarniaWeb has received an exclusive look at the new Narnia Standee which has begun appearing in theaters this summer. The three-part standee is comprised of images from the film in 3-dimensional layers. Click the image below for a full-size view of the new standee. [More]

News for Aug. 04, 2005

George Lucas Talks WETA vs ILM

8/04/05, 1:55 pm EST - Xoanon

From CinemaTech: I arrived at the LA Convention Center this afternoon just in time to find a seat in the back of the hall for George Lucas' opening keynote at SIGGRAPH 2005... (George Lucas) talks a bit about Peter Jackson's visual effects shop, Weta Digital, which he visited recently. "Weta is like ILM was 20 years ago." He invited Jackson to come see ILM now, and see if that's really the direction he wants Weta to go. [More]

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