The news that Disney had pulled the plug on 'The Chronicles of Narnia" franchise left many of you pretty disappointed, particularly since we weren't even going to get to see the third book "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."
But here's some good news for the franchise -- according to Variety, Walden Media has found a new studio to call home, and Fox will be sharing duties on "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The studio is hoping that the high fantasy of the third installment revives interest in the franchise -- if the film is a smash hit, they will likely continue the franchise, and give Narnia fans the seven films they crave.
Michael Apted is still attached to direct, and Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, and Georgie Henley are returning to reprise their roles of Prince Caspian, Edmund, and Lucy. Will Poulter ("Son of Rambo") is joining the cast to play their horrible cousin, Eustace Scrubb.
Fox and Walden are still working out budget issues, but hope to begin shooting the film at the end of summer 2009, with an eye to releasing it for Christmas 2010. That's dependent on who they get to write the script. At the moment, it's the ever popular Richard LaGravanese ("P.S. I Love You"), but he has a very busy plate, and may be unavailable when they want him. Let's hope this ship can sail on time, and that we have a dose of dragons and talking mice to look forward to.
MTV readers and Narnia fans, are you excited to see the franchise make a comeback? Which book are you most desperate to see them film?