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Chronicles of Narnia Updates

Published July 18, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image from AICN
Chronicles of Narnia Chronicles of Narnia Panel at Comic-Con
Being that it is San Diego Comic-Con, it was only a matter of time before the crew of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe sat at the panel and offered answers to various rumors and clips to a happy audience.

Chronicles of Narnia Updates

First off, the rumor of Liam Neeson doing the voice of Aslan has been confirmed, with no possibility of anyone else stepping in at this point [even though rumors claimed Neeson replacement likely].

The Chronicles of Narnia panel featured Howard Berger, Dean Wright, Richard Taylor and Ben Wootten. But what happened to the I - have - long - blonde - hair - director of the film, Andrew Adamson? Fortunately, thanks to the wonderful world of technology, Adamson and all four children [William Moseley (Peter), Anna Popplewell (Susan), Skandar Keynes (Edmund) and Georgie Henley (Lucy)] from the film were able to attend the Narnia panel via satellite. After Adamson's arrival, the Q&A began with two questions dominating the spotlight.

The first question about Chronicles of Narnia was its current status and how much work was left to go before its release on December 9th. According to the crew, there are 1300 visual FX shots that need finishing, with filming now complete. The second question concerned the religious overtones to Chronicles and if Adamson was going to attempt to enfore these aspects on film. Adamson responded by stating, 'These days, people either read it with the spiritual meaning that C.S. Lewis intended or they read it as a great adventure story. What I was really doing was making a movie that was true to C.S. Lewis' book, so if you found spiritual meaning in that, you'll find the same in the movie; if you enjoyed it as an adventure story, you'll enjoy the movie as an adventure story.' Sounds good to me.

After the Q&A, the panel went forward and showed a few Chronicles of Narnia clips, with the favorite clip being rather a montage of clips from the film. Here is a little of what AICN had to say on the clips:

The sequence show that really got my juices cooking was a bit about 40 seconds long that had Aslan walking through the creatures of the black up to the stone table. Those who have read the book know where this is headed. A bat-like creature taunts him as he nears the steps leading up to the stone table. He doesn't growl or roar at it, but his stare stops the taunt and sends the creature retreating.

The look on Aslan's face is 90% sadness and 10% humiliation. It was heartbreaking. The effects on Aslan were damn good. Still not 100% there, but really close.

You can check out the whole report on the Narnia clips from Comic-Con at AintitCool.

Now my only question that remains is.. when is the next trailer?

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is due out to theatres on December 9th, 2005

For the teaser trailer, stills, pics, and synopsis, go to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Movie Page

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