I wrote this article about two years ago, but decided not to publish it then, because of the reaction from a few people. I decided that it’s time to publish it, however. Over the past few months I’ve been thinking about this concept. It’s actually something that has been rolling around in my head for many years, but I’ve always known how people would react to it. The response would be extremely negative. In fact, when I posted this article in a pair of groups on Facebook to get feedback, that’s exactly the response that I got. One person called the mere idea a travesty. Much discussion followed, and I’ve heard the most negative of reactions to this idea possible. To those that will, inevitably, also hate this idea: you have been heard. Take comfort in the fact that this project is only in my own mind, and not something that I expect to ever actually come to fruition.
The idea resurfaced when I saw a book on the shelves at Barnes & Noble. The book was John Carter: The Movie Novelization. It’s a very thick book that is 555 pages long and is based on the motion picture screenplay. On the inside of the book it says the following:
John Carter: The Movie Novelization by Stuart Moore, based on the screenplay by Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, based on the story A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Also includes: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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I know we’re a little late in reporting this, but better late than never. Congratulations are in order, as Will Poulter, who played Eustace in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has been awarded the EE Rising Star Award. The EE Rising Star Award is the only BAFTA accolade voted for by the public and is designed to reward exceptional emerging talent.
Poulter beat Dane DeHaan, George MacKay, Lupita Nyong’o and Léa Seydoux in the public vote.
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the British public has chosen Will Poulter as their winner. With the award now in its 9th year we have seen a record response from the voting public, which is testament to the immense talent recognised in the EE Rising Star category this year. Congratulations to Will, a much-deserved winner.”
Pippa Harris, Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee and Chair of the Jury for the EE Rising Star Award, added: “This year has been a fantastic year for emerging film talent and all the nominees clearly have star quality. Congratulations to Will Poulter, I hope this award marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in his career.”
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair film update!
The Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company have chosen David Magee to write THE SILVER CHAIR script–the next Narnia movie. David Magee is known in his screenplays for the films Life of Pi and Finding Neverland.
David Magee stated, “I have always loved The Chronicles of Narnia and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday. All these years later, I’m getting to fulfill that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of ‘The Silver Chair‘ and could not be more excited about it.”
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This Christmas at Pop Up Screens, they wanted to do something different and something magical for Christmas, so they’re taking inspiration from C.S. Lewis and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and filling a cinema full of snow, but you can only get into the cinema via their very own magical wardrobe.
Pop Up Screens is going to be at the spectacular 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill for 8 days in which time you’ll not only be able to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but also other Christmas greats like Elf, Home Alone or for the children of the 80’s Santa Claus The Movie (that’s right, that’s the one with Dudley Moore as an elf!)
Dave, the founder of Pop Up Screens, described what they’re trying to do with their Christmas pop up: Christmas needs to be exciting and fun and magical so we put all those emotions into a blender, sprinkled in what we learnt from last year and have come up with a bigger and better and more snow filled cinema experience than ever. It’s genuinely exciting for us to put this on, so hopefully when you venture through the wardrobe into the cinema you’ll be transported into a different world that shaves 15 years off your age so you can shamelessly play in the snow too.
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Want to go deeper into Narnia than ever before? Now you can, and its’ free for your Android or iOS device from HarperCollins! You can get a free copy of the Beyond the Wardrobe: The Official Guide to Narnia ebook!
- Find out about C. S. Lewis and the mythical and historical origins of Narnia.
- Watch the great tale unfold book by book as you journey to the Lone Islands, across the Lantern Waste and stand atop Aslan’s How.
- Discover the powers and magic behind the characters.
- Witness battles of epic proportions between good and evil.
Lavishly illustrated with original artwork and archival photos as well as images from the spectacular movie of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, this indispensable volume takes readers beyond the wardrobe and into one of the great classic series of all time.Just download the HarperCollins Reader on your device and enjoy your free ebook!
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Chatsworth will transport visitors to the magical land of Narnia this Christmas as the house undergoes a spectacular transformation to bring C.S. Lewis’s classic tale of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to life from 9 November to 23 December.
The lower floors will be decorated with trees, snow and sleighs to recreate the wintry wonderland discovered by Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they burst through the wardrobe for the first time.
Visitors will be taken on a magical journey as they experience London in wartime in the North Entrance Hall before walking through wardrobe doors surrounded by furs to enter the Narnian forest under the icy grip of the White Witch.
The Oak Room is the perfect setting for Mr Tumnus’s cozy house inside a tree while the grandeur of the Painted Hall lends itself to becoming the icy palace of the White Witch with many more surprises to discover in this once in a lifetime experience.
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Accenture today announced that working in partnership with other vendors, it has built and will operate an end-to-end e-commerce and direct to consumer distribution solution for HarperCollins Publishers e-books globally. The project will commence with the launch of HarperCollins’ www.CSLewis.com and www.Narnia.com today, with Accenture supporting future efforts as they develop.
HarperCollins will sell e-books using innovative technology from Accenture. Accenture’s Digital Content Solution will provide a number of capabilities and tools that will allow HarperCollins and its authors to experiment with direct sales to a global audience of readers.
In the case of C.S. Lewis, HarperCollins will now be able to digitally store and distribute the e-books in its catalogue directly to the consumer. It will also have the tools to analyze all online purchase data, which will lead to expanded decision-making capabilities. This e-commerce approach will be extended in time to other HarperCollins online properties.
“Combining Accenture’s suite of digital delivery and analytics capabilities with HarperCollins’ traditional strengths of content acquisition, editing, marketing and distribution, will position HarperCollins as a digital innovator with the tools to evolve its digital strategy. HarperCollins’ increased commitment to the digital value chain gives it a unique edge in attracting writing talent and driving growth in an expanding e-publishing market,” said Thomas Grayson, managing director, Accenture Digital Services.
“The publishing industry is undergoing a technological transformation unparalleled in our 200 year history,” said Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer, HarperCollins. “Launching a platform that allows HarperCollins to establish a direct-to-consumer marketing and sales proposition to expand some of its strongest brands to new audiences means we honor both our past and our present.”
Since the announcement that Narnia 4 was coming, and is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, we’ve been monitoring reaction around the internet. For the most part, it seems there is excitement about it from most Narnia fans. Many simply wanted more Narnia and would have been happy with any of the Narnia books coming to the big screen. Overall, most people seem very happy with this decision. But from some places, it’s with some reservations. For instance, a blog called Picture Me Reading had an article that I loved because it’s very even-handed. It points out the strengths of the adaptations so far, and his reservations. It kind of sums up what most fans were thinking after the announcement was made.
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The New York Public Library has released a list of 100 great children’s books that was compiled by their children’s librarians. Appearing on that list are both C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and his friend J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Also appearing on the list is Lois Lowry’s The Giver, which will be a feature film from Walden Media next summer.
You can check out the full list here: NYPL.
You can also Download the PDF.
What do you think was missing from their list? Do you have any other favorite books that belong on that list?
If you’ve somehow not heard about it yet, it’s an interactive promenade theatre experience, bringing to life the story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which will run at Left Bank from Monday 25th November – Sunday 8th December. It’s going to be amazing!
The Narnia Experience will run 25th November – 8th December 2013 at Left Bank, Leeds, at 45 minute intervals from 9:30am – 3:45pm (with the last performance beginning at 2pm). The total journey time will be 90 minutes. The price is £2.50 per pupil.
Tickets for school groups are already on sale andare available from here: http://www.thenarniaexperience.com/schools/
Public tickets will be available in October, so now’s the time to plan your Christmas trip with a difference. Faux fur coats at the ready!
To find out more or to join the 160+ volunteers who are making it happen, see http://www.thenarniaexperience.com/.
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