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|Subject: Narnia: Dawn Treader In Trouble? Mon 01 Dec 2008, 11:27 pm|| |
|Narnia: Dawn Treader In Trouble?|
Jim Hill Media reported that Disney's proposed third Chronicles of Narnia movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, may be delayed or scaled back as a result of Prince Caspian's disappointing box-office performance.
Disney and Walden Media are still reportedly moving forward with the third installment in the franchise, and director Michael Apted has been riding herd on Dawn Treader's development since June 2007, the site reported. Actors have been cast (Son of Rambow star Will Poulter has been hired to play Pevensie cousin Eustace Scrubb), and studio space has been lined up (at Baja Studios in Rosarito Beach) for a four-to-five-month-long shoot, which is allegedly slated to begin in late January.
But Disney hasn't actually green-lighted production of Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Given that Disney and Walden Media executives are concerned that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader may earn even less than Prince Caspian did, strict cost-control measures have now been put into place.
The original plans to shoot Dawn Treader on location in Malta, Iceland and Prague have been dropped. Two-thirds of this film will be shot in Mexico in the huge water tank that James Cameron used for Titanic.
The site added that Walden Media reportedly wants Disney to fund half of a $140 million production. But given that Disney is contractually obligated to cover the costs of all prints and advertising on the Narnia movies, Disney is supposedly pushing for