20th Century Fox has taken over the distribution rights to the Narnia movie franchise following Disney’s defection. So there is a third Narnia movie ahead of us, and it’s titled The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It’s a sequel to Prince Caspian: the two younger Pevensies, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are staying with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter), and they find themselves drawn into a painting of an old ship, where they join the new King Caspian (Ben Barnes). Narnia 3 is directed by Michael Apted.
Update – here’s the trailer:
Here below the first official pictures of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
“In the enchanted land of Narnia, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), along with their cousin Eustace Clarence Scrubb (Will Poulter), join King Caspian (Ben Barnes) on a sworn mission to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia. The new and dangerous quest takes them to the farthest edge of the Eastern world on board the mighty Dawn Treader. Sailing uncharted seas, the old friends must survive a terrible storm, encounters with sea serpents, dragons, and invisible enemies to reach lands where magicians weave mysterious spells and nightmares come true.”
I’m glad that the plot of Narnia 3 will bring more adventure. I did enjoy Prince Caspian, but it was lacking a certain spirit of adventure… Fortunately in the Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie, our heroes will go on a real journey to discover the vast world of Narnia and beyond!