Over the past month we’ve been reporting that 20th Century Fox and Walden Media were discussing the possibility of filming the Magician’s Nephew as the next Narnia movie. A trusted source has just sent us word about how “serious” these talks may be. A memo was sent out to the casting director from 20th Century Fox and Walden Media to begin looking at actors who can play a “mad scientist –type” and do it in a way to make sure it isn’t too campy, for “the forth Narnia film.” There is only one “mad scientist-type in Narnia, and that is Andrew Ketterley the uncle of Digory Kirke.
Our source tells us that the actors they are currently auditioning include Gary Oldman ( Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, the Harry Potter Films and The Book of Eli), Crispin Glover ( Back to the Future Part 1, and Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland), John Glover ( Scrooged, Batman& Robin and TV’s Smallville), Terence Stamp ( General Zod in Superman I and Superman II), Sam Neil ( Jurassic Park), Brad Dourif ( Grima Wormtounge in Lord of the Rings), Christopher Walken , Gary Busey, Charlie “Winning” Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris.
So who could be chosen for the roll? Could Narnia be Crispin’s density… I mean destiny? Could Digory and Polly be forced to “kneel before Zod?” Could Narnia get a much needed dose of “Tiger blood and Adonis DNA” to propel the series to becoming a “Winning” franchise? Could Neil Patrick Harris (perhaps even lending his singing voice to aid in the creation of Narnia scene) make this film “Legend..wait for it…keep waiting…Dary”?
Keep in mind this list is by no means complete. Our source said there were several other lesser known actors being considered as well for this roll. Stay tuned to NarniaFans.com for more on this exciting news. In the mean time, you can watch a video of these actors auditioning here.
Update:Do you know what else is “winning”? …APRIL FOOLS!