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Fox Picks Up The Narnia Pieces

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So it looks like Twentieth Century Fox will be stepping in to help finance the new Narnia movie.

Back in December, Disney got scared of the escalating budget (and lack of return on the last one) and ran off, taking their money with them.

Pending script and budget revisions, Fox and Walden is hoping to begin production on Voyage of the Dawn Treader in the summer for a winter 2010 release.

They plan on scaling down the franchise's epic $190 million budget to $140 million, with The World Is Not Enough director Michael Apted at the helm.

The first Narnia installment, The Lion, The Witch, And the Wardrobe, grossed $745 million in ticket sales, but its followup, Prince Caspian, generated only little more than half of that in sales.

At this rate, Dawn Treader's voyage may be its last!

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40 comments to “Fox Picks Up The Narnia Pieces”

  1. 1

    Very cool…..

  2. 2

    i love narnia!

  3. 3

    Nardia? a movie about my balls?

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  5. 5

    Re: mama of 2 – I love being a cyber bully!

  6. 6

    Sir Connery is back in the house…..Just got a fucking raise….My ass Recesion!!!!……. ((((((((((WET KISSES FOR MOON))))))))))))…. :o )

  7. 7

    kiddos love them.

  8. 8

    Re: M*I*A*R – me too! it's fun!!

  9. 9

    Ok , NARDIA! The prince, the package and the pubes! Sounds better than "Teabaggia".

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  11. 11

    next fruittard…….

  12. 12

    Re: Long Dong Connery – WHAT UP DONG! HOW BOUT THOSE LEAFS!!!!

  13. 13

    Re: SWEETPIECE LOVES THE OBAMAS! – Wanta be in my movie?

  14. 14

    the first movie was better but i liked prince caspian too.

  15. 15

    Re: Long Dong Connery – Your buyin'!

  16. 16

    Re: harrybalsac – Haaaaaaa….i thought it was meatballs….

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  18. 18

    Re: LettyB – I'm on the red wing bus sorry……Those ass holes drive me nuts……. you got a new boss….WTF….Good to see ya…

  19. 19

    Re: harrybalsac – you are killing today

  20. 20

    COME ON FUCKER! NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. 21

    the first narnia should have been the last.

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  24. 24

    Re: mama of 2 – I AGREE!

  25. 25

    Re: Long Dong Connery – YAH I KNOW! FUCK UPS THEY ARE!

  26. 26

    I'm in the need for some beach….MOON……….. i need some oil…. KISS

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  28. 28

    Re: Long Dong Connery
    (((((( kisses ))))))))))

  29. 29

    The last Narnia film probably sucks because Disney had a hand in it at all. They're way too controlling over the details of films which they have a hand in and they ruin everything. Practically every film they produce lately is unwatchable crap. I loved the first Narnia film but the second bored me to death and I didn't even finish watching the second half.

  30. 30

    Re: harrybalsac – Is it xxx or R?

  31. 31

    Re: SWEETPIECE LOVES THE OBAMAS! – Will just make it and see!

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  33. 33

    Good! I'd rather watch Narnia than any Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings movies.. they are sooo overrated!

  34. 34

    great!!! i love narnia and disney made this great storu into a boring kids story I'm happy that fox will recue narnia i love this i hope they will make a great movie

  35. 35



    FUCK FOX!!!!!!

  36. 36

    I they can't stop with Dawntreader!!!! The Silver Chair (with stone fox, Alan Rickman as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle) must happen!!!!! Too bad the sheep, oops, i mean youth of today is too busy watching The Suite Life with Zac and Cody and not reading C.S. Lewis.

  37. 37

    Re: Alisa-Chan – totally agree…what was that shitbox song that destroyed the ending???? i didn't know that demi lovato (or whoever the fuck sang that crap) was popular post WWII. Yay fox!

  38. 38

    I'm stoked. awesome book people

  39. 39

    YAY!!! Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite Narnia book and I'm sure it will "look" great on screen. AND we get to see Ben Barnes on screen yet again. He is the most handsome man!!

  40. 40

    Ben Barnes=Awesomeness =] LOL