Is Narnia Gone?

Uh oh!  I think Aslan must be ticked!  One of the best movies from 2008 was Prince Caspian, and now the seven-part series may be ending after just two films.

Some of the details are included in an article at Variety:

“Disney’s decision to pull the plug on co-financing the third movie in Walden Media’s “Chronicles of Narnia” series has left the future of the fantasy franchise in jeopardy.

“We are no longer going forward with the movie due to budgetary considerations and other logistics,” a Disney spokeswoman said over the weekend, though she declined to offer specifics on the studio’s decision to sever its ties with Walden on what was once envisioned as a seven-part series.

Disney, like other studios, is looking to be selective about its big-budget bets amid the economic downturn. However, Disney’s move is surprising given that Walden had trimmed the budget of the next “Narnia” pic, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” considerably. The film was set to be made on a budget in the $100 million-$150 million range — far less than the $200 million-plus that “Prince Caspian” reportedly cost.”

Comments
  • Kurt

    This is a bit disappointing. I wouldn’t consider myself a mega-fan or anything, but the movies are lots of fun. I thought after the success of the second film, that they would continue to move forward. Hopefully, Disney will change their minds or Walden will find someone else to finance the films!

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