It’s been over ten months since Fox boarded the flagging Chronicles of Narnia franchise and so far news on the fate of the fantasy series has been kind of thin. You may recall that Disney abandoned the Narnia ship after Prince Caspian, the second film in the series, brought in only $400 million worldwide. That’s what’s called a disappointment in the world of Disney sequels… and a hit in the parlance of Fox. Director Michael Apted is about to wrap production on Narnia 3, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the studio is marking the occasion by showing off their shiny new acquisition via Facebook. Check out three brand new Dawn Treader photos after the jump.
The photos that Fox posted feature Ben Barnes as King Caspian and two of those precocious Pevensie kids – Skander Keynes as Edmund and Georgie Henley as Lucy. We also get a look at the eponymous Dawn Treader… It’s a boat, if memory serves.
For those of you who never read C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series, you’ve got some time. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader isn’t scheduled to hit theatres until December 10th, 2010. But in case you’d rather not go through the trouble of opening a book, here is the unofficial synopsis for the film courtesy of IMDb:
“Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.”
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is slated to open on December 10, 2010.