They said it couldn’t be done. Some even begged and pleased that it not be done. Seriously. Some of you yelled, screamed and insisted we never, ever do this again. But one way or another April 1st came around again and as sure as the snow melts in the spring, we at NarniaFans pulled off another April Fools. Most of you actually enjoy this and enjoy the fun we have.
Back in 2003, scientists discovered a skeleton ion the Indonesian island of Flores that was affectionately nicknamed ‘The Hobbit”. The skeleton’s remains were like that of a human, but smaller, but not to the extent of dwarfism, hence the name .While this was no conclusive evidence that Hobbits exists, paleontologists from Europe have discovered what appears to be the remains of a faun, not unlike Mr. Tumnus from Narnia.
We received a spy report from NarniaFan Son of Coul saying that Ictus Studios, an independent Christian film studio is very interested in not only rebooting the Narnia films, but incorporating it into a “shared universe” with The Lord of the Rings, Les Miserables, The Bibleman DVD’s and even the Left Behind series. Other classic books slated to be part of this franchise include This Present Darkness, Ted Dekker’s Showdown Trilogy, and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.
With a new Star Trek movie out this summer, and another Star Wars film in the works, it only marks one thing for film studios: science fiction is making a huge comeback. Perhaps the best evidence we see of this is that 20tH Century Fox has decided to adapt CS Lewis’ Space Trilogy as a TV mini-series. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, C.S. Lewis, creator of Narnia, Screwtape, and Mere Christianity, brings us a warning that modern science–a good thing–could be hijacked to attack faith, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom.
A new short film premiered November 19th on Youtube, The Magician’s Twin, highlights C.S. Lewis’s views on science, scientism and society.
You only need to look around you to see that Lewis was prophetic.
- “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist,” claims one scientist.
- “It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while,” insists another.
- The chief medical editor for NBC News, meanwhile, argues that eliminating handicapped babies through abortion is “pro-science.”
- A biologist at the University of Texas contends we need to reduce the human population by up to 90% in the name of biodiversity.
The Chronicles of Narnia star William Moseley has signed with APA. What does this mean? Well, they’re an agency that helps actors find roles. It looks like, if you’re a fan of Moseley, which many Narnia fans here are, you’re likely going to start seeing him more often. He’s already completed work on a film, and has another one that starts filming this December.
The English actor played Peter Pevensie in the billion-dollar Walden Media franchise.
The films, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), grossed a combined $1.6 billion worldwide.
Moseley has completed filming the lead role in Ernst Gossner’s independent World War I drama The Silent Mountain. He also is attached to the romantic comedy Of Corset’s Mine, and will appear opposite Alfred Molina and Camilla Bell. Production is slated to begin in December.
I was just wondering what Anna Popplewell, who played Susan Pevensie in Walden Media’s Chronicles of Narnia films, has been up to since graduating from university. What I found was rather surprising. She’s already filmed a few other roles since Narnia, but I didn’t expect this one. Earlier today I learned that there was going to be a live-action web series that will serve as a prequel to the video game Halo 4, which is releasing this fall. I didn’t think much of it, because I’m not the biggestHalo fan in the world. I’ve only played a couple of the games, and am just not very good at that style of video game.
But then I found out that Anna Popplewell is playing a role in the series. Anna plays a cadet by the name of Chyler Silva. She shot the series over 5 weeks this past spring in Vancouver, Canada.
The series is set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy where a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, is a web series, which will be released online in 5 parts, each being around 15 minutes in length, the first premiereing October 5, 2012 up until the release of the video game in November 2012. We’ve managed to acquire a number of photos of Anna from the series, in various costumes. We also have the full trailer as well as a behind the scenes video here, for those that are interested.
Fans of Narnia won’t have to wait to long for another Narnia related flick, but this time, CS Lewis’ beloved fantasy world is going to be visited by Jim Henson’s lovable bunch of weirdos The Muppets! Hot off their success from last Christmas’s big screen revival, The Muppets are slated to be featured in a brand new 2 hour special called The Muppets in Narnia!
It’s taken the internet by storm. Someone’s not only put a wardrobe into their child’s room, but it leads into a secret playroom with a Narnia theme. They put it in the bedroom of their nine-year-old daughter.
Hey, everybody! Welcome back to Tumnus’s Bookshelf, where we review any and all books by about and inspired by CS Lewis and the Land of Narnia. For today’s review we will be looking at The Land of Darkness the third instalment of CS Lakin’s fantasy series The Gates of Heaven.
Title: The Gates of Heaven Series: Book 3: The Land of Darkness
Author: CS Lakin
Publisher: Living Ink Books ( 2011).