Studio Takes On Next Narnia Movie
The third installment in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA series is set to hit the big screen - after Twentieth Century Fox stepped in to co-finance the project.
Disney decided to back out of co-financing the third movie in Walden Media's fantasy series, despite the first two films garnering huge revenues at the box office.
The franchise's first outing, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, raked in more than $745 million (£532 million), while follow-up Prince Caspian took in $419 million (£299 million) worldwide.
And Fox bosses have now rescued plans for the third installment in C. S. Lewis' classic series - Voyage Of The Dawn Treader - and have already started work on a script.
The film, directed by Gorillas In The Mist moviemaker Michael Apted, is slated for release in November 2010 and will star Prince Caspian lead Ben Barnes.