Word on the street is that Walt Disney’s Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe could become the highest grossing live-action film in Disney history, and with that success the obvious is inevitable – sequel.
Yup, Walden Media CEO Cary Granat told Daily Variety, “The worldwide audience has genuinely connected with the story’s emotions from Indonesia to Israel… And in markets where the Narnia stories aren’t well known, Disney’s done a brilliant job of marketing.”
So what’s next? Why, Prince Caspian of course, as Granat tells Variety work on the script is underway and plans are to begin production by the fourth quarter 2007. A director is expected to be named in the coming weeks, but word wasn’t mentioned whether Wardrobe helmer Andrew Adamson is under consideration.
C.S. Lewis’ “Prince Caspian” opens with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy summoned back to the Castle of Cair Paravel. In Narnian time, many years have passed since their reign; the castle lies in disrepair, despair prevails, and once again a hidden danger is stalking the kingdom.