April Fools 2015: “Working-Title”

Well, friends, another April Fools has come and gone and now part of our long and storied history. We didn’t get the outrage we normally do. Which is good. You’ve taken it in stride, and had a good laugh. Though this year, the jokes were semi-plausible.

Believe it or not, it’s getting harder for us to come up with jokes! The media dry spell has been hard on us too, and not just due to the lack of comedy fodder. We honestly wish we had some real news stories to report.

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APRIL FOOLS! New Documents Reveal Discussions About Lewis/Tolkien Bio-Pic APRIL FOOLS!


Last December the cyber-world was rocked by one of the largest breaches in US history when a group hacked into Sony’s accounts and not only stole several films slated for release, but leaked many confidential memos and e-mails to the public. Aside from making award parties awkward by revealing conversations about actors and directors that took place behind closed doors, these e-mails also revealed discussions about hot properties including James Bond, Ghostbusters, and Spider-Man. However what didn’t make the news was information regarding many smaller films, such as the upcoming movie Tolkien&Lewis.



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APRIL FOOLS! Silver Chair Release date announced? APRIL FOOLS!

We have it on good authority that the release date for the next Narnia movie has been tentatively announced. Fox studios (who is supposed to distribute the film) as reserved a possible slot on April 5, 2016 for a ” Big Budget fantasy film” that is listed under the title of “Greensleeves”. Some insider speculation indicates that this could be the next Narnia movie The Silver Chair.

The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair


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Outside the Wardrobe Reviews: Unbroken

UnbrokenWelcome to Outside the Wardrobe Reviews, where we take a look at a recent movie that isn’t set in or around the world of Narnia. I was asked to write my thoughts on a recent movie called Unbroken. It is a film based on the life of Louis Zamperini. It was directed by Angelina Jolie.

This film is not for very young children, as it is quite intense at times, and it deals with themes that aren’t appropriate for the very young. You see, Louie Zamperini was an Olympian who wound up fighting in World War II. During that time he wound up floating in the ocean for over forty days on a life raft. During this portion of the movie, I thought that was all that the movie would be about, as it lasted a very long time.  But the movie goes further into the story, as Zamperini and another soldier are rescued from the ocean… and promptly imprisoned by the Japanese Navy who found them.

This is not the feel good movie that it’s advertised to be. The ads show a lot of Olympics and training, but all of that happens within the first third of the movie. They’re used as flashbacks during that part of the movie, but after the flashbacks stopped, I found myself wishing there were more during the rest of the movie. This is especially true as it feels like we’re watching scene after scene of Zamperini being beaten, either by those running the concentration camp, or a time they forced all of the other prisoners to punch Louis in the face, one by one.

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Carlton Cuse compares ‘Lost’ to Narnia novels

LostCarlton Cuse, the exec producer and co-writer of Lost, has claimed that it is “inevitable” that the show will return in some form in the future. He also compares the story structure to Narnia. Interestingly, there are a lot of Narnia inspired things in the show. A character named Charlotte Staples Lewis is one of the more obvious references.

“Disney owns the franchise, it made them a lot of money, it’s hard to imagine it will just sit there idly forever,” he said.

“Damon (Lindelof) and I told our story in that world and I assume someone will come along, hopefully having been inspired by our story, or our version of the story, and want to tell their own story.

“It’s like the Narnia chronicles. There are seven books, they were all written by CS Lewis, but they all visit Narnia at different times and different configurations and different ways.

“Someone is going to come up with a way to tell another Lost story. I think it’s inevitable. I don’t know what it is or how it would work, but I can’t imagine something else won’t be done with the franchise.”

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APRIL FOOLS! Breaking News! Lady Gaga to play The Lady of the Green Kirtle APRIL FOOLS!

The Lady of the Green Kirtle ,or the Emerald Witch,  is probably the second most popular character in CS Lewis beloved Narnian Chronicles. Since the news of Narnia films was first announced fans have wondered who would play her .Would they hire a different actress or just have Tilda Swinton play the role? Well, NarniaFans Spy “Sir GooGoo” ,a source close to the production just who may be playing the character. Lady Gaga, one of the music industry’s most popular and polarizing performers Lady Gaga is “in final negotiations” to play the Emerald Witch in the upcoming adaptation of CS Lewis’ The Silver Chair.

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APRIL FOOLS! Breaking News! Dr. Who Alums to Enter Narnia! APRIL FOOLS!

Fans of the classic BBC Narnia movies will be glad to know that keeping in line with the originals, three former Dr. Whos are in talks for playing the fan favorite Marshwiggle, Puddleglum. Actors Christopher Eccleston ( Heroes, Thor: The Dark World) , David Tennant ( Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire), and Matt Smith are all in consideration for the roll of the lovable wet blanket.

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Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie) in Perfect Sisters (2014)

Perfect SistersNot a news about The Chronicles of Narnia or C.S. Lewis but it’s a news that fans of the Narnia films might know. Lucy Pevensie or Georgie Henley in real life returns to the big screen with this new horror, crime and drama film, Perfect Sisters.

Perfect Sisters gets a release date and it will be released this April 11, 2014. The film was said to be released last 2012 but was postponed to 2013 but now, we finally got a release date however it is not clear if it will be released worldwide. To add, the film was released in Canada for a private showing before. The movie stars Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia) and Abigail Breslin.

A few days ago, Yahoo Movies just released an article stating that the film finally gets a trailer! As most of us know, many fans of both Henley and Breslin are really waiting for the movie trailer and of course for the release date. The trailer is short and it is likely a teaser trailer.

The film is different from the past roles that Georgie Henley played in The Chronicles of Narnia. Well, we will see her in a different role and character in this film, a film which is about crime and drama. It is based on a true story, 2 sisters planned to finish their mother’s life. More information about the film here on IMDB.

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Tumnus’ Bookshelf: The NarniaFans Book Reviews: The Gates of Heaven : Book Six: The Sands of Ethryn

Hey, everybody! Welcome back to Tumnus’ Bookshelf, the official NarniaFans book reviews where we review any and all books by, about, and inspired by CS Lewis, the Land of Narnia and the Inklings. For today’s review we will be looking at CS Lakin’s latest fantasy book, The Sands of Ethryn, the sixthbook in her Gates of Heaven Series! –


Title: The Gates of Heaven: Book Six: The Sands of Ethryn.

Sands of Ethryn Cover

Sands of Ethryn Cover

Author: CS Lakin

Publisher: AMG

ISBN-10: 0899578942

ISBN-13: 978-0899578941

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Through A New Wardrobe: The NarniaFans Interviews: Diving into The Sands of Ethryn with CS Lakin

Hey, everybody! Welcome back to “Through a New Wardrobe”, where we sit down and chat with some of today’s hottest writers who have been influenced by CS Lewis and the  Land of Narnia. Today, we will be catching up with our old friend, CS Lakin, author of The Gates of Heaven Series, and talking about her upcoming release The Gates of Heaven Series: Book Six: The Sands of Ethryn, as well as hearing a bit of her testimony and chatting a bit about her love for sci-fi, time travel and Star Trek.

click here and here to read our earlier interviews with her.

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