March 02, 2004
What did I just say?
I doubt it's an accident that two days after the Oscars, Disney announces they're producing a movie version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. And in fact, in an interesting bit of parallelism, they're calling it "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".
No word in the article on whether it'd be animated or live-action. Considering that the director is the same guy who directed "Shrek", I'd guess animated. (I'm wrong. Greg's Previews mentions that WETA Workshop is doing the special effects, and plans on using a real live lion for Aslan.) Apparently this has been in the works for a bit, but Disney only officially got in the game on Monday.
Hopefully it won't suck. I loved these books as a kid. Please don't let it suck.
Weren't Tolkien and Lewis friends? I think I remember reading that somewhere...Posted by Lisa at March 2, 2004 10:16 AM