20th Century Fox has released the fourth movie trailer (technicality the first full theatrical trailer in the US) for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

A new international movie trailer for 20th Century Fox’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has shown up online on trailersland. I’m not sure when or where this trailer is officially suposed to premiere, but you can watch it right now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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There’s now a second trailer for the third film in the Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Check it out after the break. Read More »

Splice

Another week, another batch of new movie posters have hit the multiplexes and are now online. One-sheets include: Splice, Salt, Woody Allen‘s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Jonah Hex character banners, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Last Exorcism, and Charlie St. Cloud.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

20th Century Fox has released three new photos fromĀ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on the official Narnia Facebook page. Check out the full photos after the jump.

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Disney Leaves Narnia Franchise

chronicles3long1.jpgDisney will not be financing the next Chronicles of Narnia film adaptation. This shouldn’t be a huge shock to most of you, as the writing has been in the sand for a while now. The shocking news is that Walden Media still plans to make The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader without Disney. As far as I can tell, all the key players from Prince Caspian have signed to return for the third installment, which Michael AptedĀ  (The World is Not Enough) is set to helm. Principal photography set for Spring 2009 with a planned May 2010 theatrical release.

The first two films cost around $200 million, and the third film will probably be no different. I couldn’t see it costing less than $150 million. Walden has partnered with 20th Century Fox in the past, which leads me to believe that Fox might come aboard to co-finance this production as well.

Walden has produced 15 films in the last three years, and I’m not sure many of them could be considered profitable. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe seems to be the only film to substantially surpass the film’s budget domestically. Disney had committed to the third Narnia film but had made numerous public statements leading fans to believe that it could be the end of the line.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was originally published in 1952. It’s the third book in the series but the fifth in chronological order. The book follows Lucy, Edmund, and their dreadful cousin Eustace on a magical sea journey aboard the Dawn Trader. The children are pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. On board is Caspian, King of Narnia and his companions, who are in search for seven lost lords of Narnia. The voyage will take them to the edge of the world (sound familiar? Yeah, Pirates stole this idea).

source: THR

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianDisney CEO Robert Iger is now claiming that The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian isn’t performing as well as expected at the box office because the May 16 release date was “too competitive”. It probably had nothing to do with the fact that a large portion of moviegoers were

A. disappointed by the first film, and/or
B. Not excited by the trailers and prerelease advertising for the second film.

Yeah, it probably has NOTHING to do with either of those factors. It’s a good thing that Disney moved Prince Caspian from it’s original Christmas 2007 season release out of fear that The Water Horse would be targeting the same audience. Because we all know what kind of HUGE hit The Water Horse went on to become… To be fair, Disney might have made the move due to Walden Media, who was both their production partner on Prince Caspian and the production company behind the Water Horse. Besides, the footage shown at WonderCon in late February was in such an uncompleted state that I double a 2007 release would have been possible.

It should also be noted that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is scheduled to hit theaters on May 7th 2010, only a week after Iron Man 2. So it looks like they’ll be able to use the same excuse next time around as well.

source: The Hollywood Reporter

Iron Man 2 in 2010

Iron Man 2

At the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man, Viacom/CBS Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone and Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey told Entertainment Tonight that if the movie does as well as expected, Paramount will greenlight a sequel for the same week in 2010. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader already holds claim to the “first weekend of the summer” (May 7, 2010), but Iron Man 2 could easily open a week earlier on Friday, April 30th 2010 if all goes well.

Also Downey’s trainer, Brad Bose, told IESB that he starts training with Downey just after this final premiere in Los Angeles, stating that he will have Downey ready to wear the suit again in just 5 months. Sounds to me like the contracts are all but signed, and everyone is ready to go.

The studio is telling people they would be happy with anything higher than $70 million. /Film Box Office Analyst Steve Mason is predicting $102 million for Thursday through Sunday. So unless something goes terribly wrong at the box office this weekend, expect Iron Man 2 to go into production in early 2009.

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