New Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Posters
12.07.10 by Ryan
Several new posters have been released for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third installment in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, based on the books by C.S. Lewis. In a departure from the previous movies (and books), Dawn Treader focuses on the two younger Pevensie children — Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) — as they head back to Narnia along with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) to help Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) and the warrior mouse Reepicheep (Simon Pegg) on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands.
While a couple of the posters highlight the full cast, others show the individual characters of Reepicheep, Aslan (Liam Neeson), and the White Witch (Tilda Swinton). There's also one of just the Dawn Treader.
Fans are optimistic about this third installment, which will return the action to Narnia, and is based on a book that many Narnia fans feels is the best next to the original. Henley told ComingSoon that Dawn Treader was her favorite from the series as well.
This is my favorite book in the series, which inspired me to work very hard on it and also to take what I loved about the book and try to re-create it in the film. I also really wanted to use the stuff I learned on the other two films and use it to give Lucy a good farewell and send her off in style, hopefully.
I love the fact that it's so episodic. I love how you get to see so much of Narnia and how it's so many different places. I also love the ending and it's so bittersweet as well. I think all the characters are so great. Eustace is really funny and Reepicheep is great as well.
Poulter is new to the franchise, joining as the rather unlikable cousin Eustace. Poulter admitted he was nervous about the movie, particularly about representing the character "the way he is in the book." Poulter said that it helped to look at his character in a comical sense.
The thing about Eustace is that [director] Michael [Apted] talked to me about him and I wasn't sure how he wanted me to play it. Then we found that it naturally lent itself to a comical portrayal. I asked Michael, "Are you looking for Eustace to be a more comical character?" and he said yes. He was saying that you have to have that in order to be able to hate him but also want to watch him. So Eustace is perhaps even more comical a character than in the books. He's still the same character, but we've perhaps augmented the comedy.
Once Dawn Treader reaches theaters on December 10, the question remains where the franchise will go next. Lewis' follow-up book, The Silver Chair, which follows Eustace but has none of the four Pevensie children. Poulter says they're not sure what the next sequel will be.
They don't know what they're going to do next. Whether it's going to be the fourth in the series, following directly the series of books, or whether they're going to do The Magician's Nephew which happens before The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. At the moment, we're just very excited about this film coming and looking forward to promoting it.