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    Friday
    May142010

    'Narnia' Marquee Spotted at Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival is well underway right now, and the folks at ComingSoon.net have put up a terrific photo gallery of all the various movie ads that are on display around the French Riviera, including what appears to be our first official glimpse at The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

    The third Narnia film, set to be released in utterly unnecessary 3D on December 10, will be the first produced by 20th Century Fox, since Disney ditched the series following disappointing box office returns from the last film, Prince Caspian.

    I actually really liked the first two films and I'm looking forward to this film, since I thought Voyage of the Dawn Treader was one of the better books in the series.  The story follows Lucy and Edmund Pevensie, who have returned to Narnia via a magical painting in their cousin's guest room and rejoin Prince Caspian for a sea voyage to find Aslan's birthplace at the End of the World.

    Both William Moseley and Anna Popplewell, who played the older Pevensie kids, will not be returning for Dawn Treader (as you may recall, both Peter and Susan said their goodbyes to Narnia at the end of the last film).  Bill Nighy has also replaced Eddie Izzard as the voice of Reepicheep.  However, Ben Barnes will be reprising his role as Prince Caspian, and they will be joined by Son of Rambow's Will Poulter as Lucy and Edmund's bratty cousin Eustace Clarence Scrubb...who I think you can just barely see on the right side of the marquee in the bottom picture.

    So hopefully this will be good.  The whole Fox involvement makes me nervous, naturally, but I'm liking the artwork we're seeing so far.  (it's much better than the official teaser poster, which popped up on NarniaWeb.com today)

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