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Specials: Reepicheep. Indy trailer. Katherine Heigl. Philip Yancey.

Today’s specials concern a mouse, an archaeologist, the star of Gray’s Anatomy, and one of my favorite Christian writers…

REEPICHEEP… you know, that insane killing machine from Narnia…

It will be interesting to see if Walden Media is able to bring C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian without botching it the way they did The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I’m not going to jump to any conclusions. But I *am* nervous.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Eddie Izzard, the standup comedian who will be the voice of Reepicheep in Prince Caspian. And we have to take this description of Reepicheep with several grains of salt, as it’s from a fellow who’s *always* in the middle of a comedy performance. But still… does this sound like C.S. Lewis’s Reepicheep to you?

Reepicheep’s the mouse in Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Prince Caspian‘s about to come out so I am doing the voice of this mouse. So the mouse is actually I think like a cross between Mad Max and someone else kinda psychotic, I said this to the director, I said I think he’s got this kind of a Mad Max thing, he’s kind of this insane mouse who’s just… he’s all for honour, and he’s very, very chivalrous, but he is a very dangerous mouse who comes in like a train, murdering everyone left, right and centre so, so that’s kinda like me, like an action transvestite, and he’s just an action mouse, so some sort of crossover there…

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Sound the fanfare. Here comes Indy.

Here comes the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

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What’s so amazing about Katherine Heigl’s reading habits?

This will probably be the only time I ever mention Katherine Heigl and Philip Yancey in the same sentence… but look who’s reading my favorite Yancey book!

(I guess you could say I’m a Heigl fan. I’ve liked her since long before Knocked Up, going back to TV’s “Roswell.” I found myself standing next to her in baggage claim in an airport last year and almost introduced her to my wife Anne, who really is from Roswell, but Heigl looked a little bit travel-weary, so I left her alone.) (Thanks to Beth Rambo for catching the reference to Yancey’s book!)

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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