NarniaWeb posts a Dawn Treader trailer description; fans go crazy

NarniaWeb posts a Dawn Treader trailer description; fans go crazy May 3, 2010

I’m curious: Are you looking forward to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

Have the first two films in the series made you eager to see this one?

This ship is helmed by Michael Apted, director of Amazing Grace and Nell, and written by Michael Petroni, the screenwriter of The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Queen of the Damned. (Actually, Petroni is only the most recent of several writers who have worked on it.)

Here’s a description of the trailer that was shown at the Biola Media Conference over the weekend. The comments reflect a great deal of enthusiasm.

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  • Connor

    I can’t WAIT!!! I’m also a fan of the books!!!

  • Wyldeirishman

    It’s always astounding to me that the pair of Narnia films that have been adapted thus far are given the short shrift by a great many folks who, in the same breath, will rave about what magnificent film versions we were given with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    It’s astounding because the rules and expectations are clearly not being equally applied to both projects, and all of the tweaking, rearranging, and outright changing (in letter, if not in spirit) with regard to the Narnia movies is met with much howling, hand-wringing, and diarrhea-inducing consternation…while the very same elements in the LOTR movies are heaped with accolades ad infinitum.

    Methinks I detect the smell of cognitive dissonance on the wind.

  • Matt T.

    The new overarching storyline has me a bit concerned. I don’t recall much action in the book, though admittedly, it’s been forever since I’ve read it… I’ll have to dust it off and give it a read soon. Either way, I was kind of hoping they’d take a unique angle on it and actually have a fantasy without all the swords and battle sequences, but that must be asking too much.
    However, I am given hope by the promise that Aslan will actually say that line about being known by a different name in our world. That’s guts I didn’t think mainstream filmmakers didn’t have anymore. Hopefully they won’t cut that part out.
    Either way, still hopeful. As far as I’m concerned, they have yet to make a bad Narnia movie, though Prince Caspian was pretty average.

  • I am looking forward to “Dawn Treader” with some trepidation. It’s my favorite book in the Chronicles and I have not been impressed with what has been done with the first two movies, ESPECIALLY “Prince Caspian,” which was VERY disappointing.

  • I can’t wait to see who they get to play The Childlike Empress. And Falcor should look SWEET with the new CGI effects.

  • Brian D.

    I think the book is one of the more episodic in the Narnia series, but with flashes of brilliance. The book is cinematic enough that it “should” by all rights be possible to do it well on screen. However, I’m not excited about seeing another “Prince Caspian” in which every trace of Aslan is sucked out of the picture. The fact that Michael Apted is directing instead of Andrew Adamson is cause for a bit of hope. His Amazing Grace showed unusual respect for spiritual issues when he could have just made a rousing political drama.

  • Bleh:

    “Coriaken unrolls a huge map, his voiceover telling them of the perils ahead. Apparently, the writers have combined some of the episodes in the book to create a goal to defeat the “darkness” that threatens Narnia. It seems that they have to land on the dark island and follow a “blue star” to Ramandu’s island.”

    I am not going to pay money to watch this movie. They’re doing the same thing they did with all the others. Bleh.

  • Claire

    I can’t wait for Dawn Treader! All things considered I didn’t think the first two were that bad… I’m interested to see what difference, if any, will be made by fox being the distributor instead of Disney.