Published at: Dec. 9, 2004, 1:51 p.m. CST by staff
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a bit of news on the old NARNIA front. I'm sure many of you have seen that beautiful WARDROBE standee at your local cineplex and if you're a fan of Lewis' NARNIA series then the juices must be flowing.
According to the official newsleter I received not more 15 minutes ago, they have announced the voice of Aslan. No, it's not James Earl Jones (he's already done the kingly lion thing before, dontcha know?), no it's not Sean Connery (thank god)... Here's a hint: "I swear to God I'm gonna pistol whip the next guy that says 'Shenanigans.'" Or "Have you ever seen blood in the moonlight, Will? It appears quite black." OK, one more. "You were an animal then and you're an animal now. I just gave you claws."
That's right, dude! It's noneother than Brian Cox, the original Hannibal Lector, Cpt. O'Hagan himself.
I love this choice, but then again I love Brian Cox. I have no idea how he'll approach the Jesus-Lion, but I have a lot of faith in him as an actor. All the early art from this flick looks gorgeous. I hope they pull it off!!!
PS The release date for THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE has been confirmed as Dec. 9th 2005!!!