Chronicles of Narnia
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
Panel at Comic-Con
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