Narnia comes to the big screen

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2005 at 11:55 AM

The Chronicles of Narnia books are finally being made into full-length movies. Andrew Adamson, co-director of Shrek and Shrek 2 will be directing; Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshops has signed on to build much of the set; and Disney will co-finance and distribute it.

The big question, especially since Disney is involved, is whether it will be secularized, or whether the Chrisitan elements of the books will remain intact. Douglas Gresham, co-producer and stepson of C. S. Lewis has promised not to “change the words of the master.” I’m hoping that he can keep his promise. I’ve been especially interested in this because I met Douglas Gresham last year when he came to Biola, and Katie stayed at his home in Ireland for a couple days the semester that she studied at Oxford.

The first movie, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is scheduled for a December 2005 release. See the first video featurette, and the second one.

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