AICN Breaking NARNIA Exclusive: Mrs Beaver feels the director of THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is very Apted!
Hey folks, Harry here...
Today, at my new house, my crazed Pommeranian went bark crazy when there came a short rapping at my chamber door. "Tis some visitor," I muttered... rapping at my chamber door. Ah, distinctly I remember, as each separate dying ember wrought its ghost... why am I ripping off Poe on a C.S. Lewis story?
Anyway - Mrs. Beaver visited me... and after my Pom was drugged, I had some nice cookies and tea with Mrs. Beaver and asked her why she was visiting. Turns out, Mrs. Beaver came a very long way to chat with me about THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. We all heard that Andrew Adamson was vying out of the directing duties on DAWN TREADER, the third Narnia film... He's still going to produce the film, but a new director was needed. Mrs. Beaver came directly to me to share the scoop.
The director of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is... MICHAEL APTED!!!
That's right, the tremendous director behind the __ UP series of docs, GORKY PARK, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, the criminally underrated THUNDERHEART... and most recently AMAZING GRACE!
Given Michael's upbringing in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England... Given that the first Narnia book was written when Apted was a strapping 8 years old... and continued to come out through him reaching the age of 13... the PRIME ages to have read that series... I'm betting that he's a huge honking NARNIA fan from the get go.
All I know is that Apted is a damn fine director and he's never really tackled material on this scale, closest being his Bond film, but that's nothing near THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER in terms of scope or effects. But hopefully his enthusiasm and attention to detail will give us something remarkable!