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London's Royal Albert Hall was made to resemble an ice palace, to match
the CS Lewis tale, and an ice blue carpet was used instead of a red one.
Among the stars of the film who attended were Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Dawn French and Ray Winstone.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe opens in the UK on Thursday.
It is the first of the Chronicles of Narnia series to be made into a
movie and follows the Pevensie children, who discover a wardrobe which
is a gateway to the frozen magical land of Narnia.
Anna Popplewell, 16, plays eldest daughter Susan, the sensible one of the four children.
She said walking along the blue carpet at the premiere had been
"amazing, incredible and overwhelming", and that she had practised her
curtsey for when she met Prince Charles.
She added: "I've already seen the film a few times and still enjoy it, so many wonderful memories come back."
Georgie Henley, 10, who plays Lucy, also found the premiere an experience, saying "it's a little overwhelming but I love it".
Speaking about the making of the film, she said: "I just thought wow
when I saw Narnia for the first time. How have they created this, how is
this any different from the book?"
Much of the film was created using CGI and animatronics, particularly
scenes featuring Aslan the Lion, which is voiced by Liam Neeson.
Howard Berger of KNB EFX, which worked on prosthetics and animatronics
on Narnia, said: "It was the most exciting experience I've ever had, and
I've been in the business for 25 years and done a lot of movies and
this has been my pet project.
"I've always wanted to do a film like this. I was jealous when (effects
expert) Richard Taylor, one of my best friends, was working on Lord of
the Rings and I'd go visit him and he'd talk about the characters like
they were real, you believe in them so much.
"I thought I wonder if I'll get a chance to do a film like that, and now I have. We believed in everything, we still do."
Wednesday's premiere was held to raise money for the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.
Among the stars invited to the gala screening were Sir Cliff Richard,
Sharon Osbourne, Miranda Richardson, Sir Roger Moore and Jennifer
Annie Lennox, Lulu and Kelly Brook were also among the celebrity crowd.
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A true talent + wicked sense of humour + charming personality = James McAvoy: Undeniably, a Scottish "legend in the making".
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Last we heard about The Chronicles of Narnia was in June of last year when Lifeof Pi and Finding Neverland scribe David Magee sent out a tweet to his private Twitter account saying that he completed a first draft of The Silver Chair after spending more than a year working on the project. It was an unofficial update, but a welcome one for fans of a franchise that seemingly expired quietly without a trace. Today, I’m happy to bring an official update on the progress of the film via producerMark Gordon, who says Narnia is not only very much still alive, it’s experiencing a bit of a rebirth.
Gordon was on hand at the TCA winter press tour in anticipation his new CBS seriesCriminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and I took the opportunity to inquire about the status of the next Narnia sequel. Gordon confirmed that they’re in active development, and hoping to move into production in the near future.
We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly. We’re very excited about it.
However, it seems that the next film won’t be a sequel at all, but the start of a new franchise entirely. Given the plot of The Silver Chair, the fourth book in the series, which takes places decades in future from where we last saw our heroes in 2010’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I also asked if we would see any of the original cast reprising their roles in the new film. The answer is a hard no.
No, it’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.
If the phrase “original characters” causes your hair to bristle, don’t worry, I asked him to clarify if these were entirely new character creations or existing characters in the Narnia mythology that have yet to get the movie treatment, and he confirmed the later. The new characters will come “from the world” of Narnia.
The rebooted angle doesn’t come as a total surprise. The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company took over the rights from The Walden Group back in 2013, when they first announced plans for a Silver Chair adaptation, so it’s not surprising that the production companies would want to build something new instead of relying on the foundation of a franchise that was ultimately always a bit of an underperformer.
Though Gordon was reluctant to share details of their approach to the new script, it does leave some interesting questions to be answered. Presumably, Aslan will have to be recast. It’s hard to imagine a Narnia film without the iconic character, and especiallyThe Silver Chair. The original story follows a wizened King Caspian (originated on screen by Ben Barnes) as he enlists the help of Aslan to find the missing Prince Rilian, Caspian’s son and only heir. Aslan recruits two English boarding school students, Eustace Scrubb (played by Will Poulter in Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and Jill Pole to help track down the prince and solve the mystery. It’s possible that Magee’s script is completely reinventing the approach to the classicC.S. Lewis narrative, and Gordon says he hopes to be able to talk about it more openly soon, but for now it’s hard to imagine they would remove their most iconic character from the proceedings.
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