By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Disney, Variety
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
When Disney dropped The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, everybody knew that sooner or later, 20th Century Fox would step in to pick it up. It took the studio a month, but Fox finally did commit to The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The Chronicles of Narnia Gets Fox
Fox Walden has found a partner in 20th Century Fox. Go figure. The two companies are currently working out a budget -- let's hope they keep it high -- and a script. If all goes to plan, the film can enter production this summer in order to catch a holiday 2010 release.
Fox and Walden have agreed to split the production and P&A costs for Dawn Treader, which is expected to be budgeted at somewhere near $140 million. While the number sounds strong, it is still considerably less than the $215 million blown on last year's Prince Caspian.
Since Dawn Treader is considered a more family friendly film, Fox is hoping to return to the magic found in the first Narnia installment; which made way more worldwide than the sequel. I personally thought both films were kind of weak, but they did feature some terrific trailers.
Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley will reprise their roles as Caspian, Edmund and Lucy, respectively.