Friday, December 10, 2010 , Posted by adg at 7:06 PM
Watch The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Movie Stream Free Online! This time around – Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world. Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan’s Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie set to be released wide on December 10, 2010, MPAA rating as PG. And its genres are Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation, Kids/Family, 3D, Post-3D and Sequel. The cast of the movie are Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie, Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie, Will Poulter as Eustace Scrubb, Ben Barnes as King Caspian, Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan, Colin Moody as Auctioneer, (Narnians - Simon Pegg as the voice of Reepicheep, Gary Sweet as Lord Drinian, Shane Rangi as Tavros the Minotaur, Morgan Evans as Randy the Faun, Steven Rooke as Nausus the Faun,Tamati as Jemain the Minotaur, Ryan Ettridge as Caprius the Satyr, Mirko Grillini as The Belligerent Telmarine, Tony Nixon and Arthur Angel as Rynelf and Rhince, (Lone Islanders - Terry Norris as Lord Bern, David Vallon as Governor Gumpas, Arabella Morton as Gael, Catarina Hebbard as Gael's Aunt, Ozzie Devrish as Slaver, Michael Foster as Gumpas' Money Collector, Laura Brent as Lilliandil, (Other Islands - Bille Brown as Coriakin, Roy Billing as Chief Dufflepud, Bruce Spence as Lord Rhoop, Mary Bradney-George as Dufflepud 5, (Cameos - William Moseley as Peter Pevensie, Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie & Tilda Swinton as Jadis. Directed by Michael Apted and the film distributed by Fox Walden.
Michael Apted took over as the film's director from Andrew Adamson, who opted to produce with Mark Johnson, Perry Moore and Douglas Gresham. Steven Knight wrote the script following a draft by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Richard Taylor, Isis Mussenden and Howard Berger continue their roles working on the production design and practical effects, while visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel, composer David Arnold and cinematographer Dante Spinotti are those joining the series. Weta Workshop also created new artworks for the film including the armor and weapons. They also used some of the same artworks previously created for the first two films, including Lucy's cordial and dagger and the weaponry of Edmund and Caspian.
When Apted signed on to direct The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in June 2007, filming was set to begin in January 2008 for a May 1, 2009 release date. Shooting would have begun in Malta, and then moved to Prague and Iceland. A few months later, Disney announced that "in consideration of the challenging schedules for [its] young actors", they were delaying the release date to May 7, 2010, and filming was moved to October 2008. Johnson rescheduled the shoot to Playas de Rosarito, Baja California (Mexico), where two-thirds of the film would be shot at the water tank that was used for Titanic and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Filming was also scheduled for Australia. Disney and Walden eventually grew concerned over Mexico's safety, and Australian officials at Warner Roadshow Studios in Queensland offered to become the project's base for the whole shoot.
Disney later announced on December 24, 2008 that it would no longer co-produce the film. Disney and Walden disputed over the budget after the box office sales of Prince Caspian grossed far less than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Disney wanted to limit it to $100 million, whereas Walden wanted a $140 million budget, for which Disney would only need to provide half. Another reason why Disney opted not to produce the film was because they feared the budget would only grow during filming and post-production. The Los Angeles Times also reported "creative differences" led to the split. Times columnist Mary McNamara further notes leaving the series could have been a mistake, because Voyage is the most popular Narnia book, while Caspian was the series' least popular and did not create the anticipation surrounding the first film. Walden was left to find a distributor for the film. Several other studios including Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox were in negotiations to distribute the film, although several markets already predicted that Fox would take over.
It was announced in January 2009 that 20th Century Fox would replace Walt Disney Pictures as the distributor, whereas Disney will still retain the rights for the first two. Fox had pursued the Narnia film rights in 2001 and distributed various other Walden projects. Michael Petroni was hired to rewrite the script, following a draft by Richard LaGravenese. Producer Mark Johnson admitted that "We made some mistakes with Prince Caspian and I don't want to make them again." He said it's "very important" that filmmakers regain that magic for Dawn Treader, now in the editing stages—and he's convinced they've found it: "I want to climb on the rooftops and say we have a wonderful Narnia movie."
Ernie Malik, unit publicist for the film, confirmed that filming began on July 27, 2009 on location in Queensland, Australia. Filming took place at Warner Roadshow Studios in August and September 2009, with filming of exterior shots on board the ship at Cleveland Point in September 2009 and the Gold Coast Seaway. At Cleveland a giant Dawn Treader was built on a gimbal, which allowed it to rock and shift as if on the high seas. At the extreme end of the town's peninsula jutting into Moreton Bay, the 145 tonne boat could be rotated through 360 degrees to keep the sun angles consistent. Additional shots were taken at The Southport School also located on the Gold Coast.
In a February 2010 interview, Bill Nighy revealed that he would be voicing Reepicheep, replacing Eddie Izzard for reasons as yet unknown. In the following June however, Simon Pegg was confirmed to replace Nighy. Filming officially wrapped up in November 2009.
Angus Bickerton served as the lead visual effects supervisor of the film while Jim Rygiel, who supervised the effects on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, directed as the senior visual effects supervisor. British visual effects companies the Moving Picture Company and Framestore CFC were hired to create the visual effects alongside Cinesite and The Mill. Moving Picture worked on the Dragon Eustace, Reepicheep and the Dawn Treader, they regarded the Dragon was "amongst the most hero character ever created, and is scheduled to be featured in around 200 shots of the movie."; Framestore worked on Aslan; Cinesite worked on the Dark Island and Fugitive Studios worked on the end titles and credits which featured the original drawings created by Pauline Baynes for the books. Richard Taylor also revealed that Weta Workshop created new set pieces for the film and reused the ones created for The Lion, The Witch, the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian such as Lucy's Cordial, Susan's Horn and Edmund and Caspian's swords.
Composer David Arnold scored the film with the themes composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (who scored the first two films). It will be the Arnold's fourth collaboration with Apted after The World Is Not Enough, Enough and Amazing Grace. Arnold also worked with Paul Apted in editing the score, which he regarded that the score was "going to be epic." The scoring sessions took place during September and was completed on October 8, 2010. An original song, entitled "There's A Place for Us" written by Carrie Underwood,David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey and recorded by Carrie Underwood which was also recorded by various international singers around the world was released on November 16, 2010 exclusive on iTunes. It will be released on December 7, 2010 by Sony Masterworks.
In late November 2009, three still pictures from the film were released on the social networking site Facebook. In February 2010, Narnia.com, the official domain, returned after a nine-month period of being down, bringing with it exclusive reports from the set. The full site, with the first trailer, information on the film's story and cast, and other content, opened on June 17, 2010. The film's first promotional banner was presented at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival followed by the first teaser poster which was released in May 2010. A Christian Narnia conference was held from June 3–6, 2010 at the Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader director Michael Apted and some of his fellow producers gave exclusive commentary on and first looks of the film, including a 5-minute "super trailer". Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse program also started to promote an international relief campaign entitled Operation Narnia to donate relief goods to children around the world from July to December 2010.
The historic caravel ship The Matthew is also transformed as a replica of The Dawn Treader to promote the film. It sailed from the Atlantic Ocean to the English Channel on August 2010. National Geographic Channel and Fox conducted a series of contests in Europe for people who want to visit the ship for three days. The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall also made the ship available to the public on August 28 to August 30, 2010.
On September 27, 2010, Michael Apted and Mark Johnson presented a 30-minute preview of the film in Los Angeles and New York City to positive reviews. Los Angeles Times also remarked it as "the movie event of the holidays, which might be news to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and predicted that "a fourth Narnia film could very well be possible." IGN said that the film "was far more reminiscent of the vibrant and optimistic The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe than than of its dark and violent sequel, Prince Caspian" UGO also said that "Narnia's Gone Back to the Magic" and remarked that "Sailing the High Sees Looks Fun!"
The first official trailer for the film was released online on June 17, 2010 and was attached to the theatrical release of Toy Story 3 on June 18, 2010. 20th Century Fox also released the trailer on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid DVD release. An international poster and trailer for the film was shown on October 7, 2010. A third trailer was released November 9, 2010.
HarperCollins will publish new editions of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Chronicles of Narnia on October 26, 2010 with new images of the film. Harper will also publish a new edition of The Chronicles of Narnia commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be released the same day. A movie story book and several other tie-in books will also be released by HarperChildrens, Walden Pond Press and Zondervan to promote the film. On November 12, 2010, HarperCollins released an enhanced multimedia e-book of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for several platforms including iPad and Android to rave reviews.
Group Publishing also released three previews from the film and included it in their vacation bible school resource kit called Fun for the Whole Family Hour on August 19, 2010. Grace Hill Media also released a resource tool entitled Narnia Faith for ministers and pastors on October 12, 2010.
Nihilistic Software and Disney Interactive Studios was supposed developed a video game based on the film for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii when Disney was still involved in the project. But when to Fox took over the production, Nihilistic sought out negotiations with Fox Digital Entertainment division failed to agree for a settlement resulting to the cancellation of the video game. Fox Digital Entertainment later collaborated with Gameloft to produce a mobile game for iPhone and iPod Touch which was released on November 18, 2010.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader had its world premiere on November 30, 2010 in London at the Royal Film Performance in Leicester Square. It was the first time the Royal Film Performance was screened in Digital 3-D and the second time a Narnia film premiered at the event, the first being The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in 2005. The premiere was attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. It will be given a pre-release gala on December 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee followed by a North American premiere on December 9, 2010.
The film was originally set to have a May 2009 release date when Disney was still producing it. But was later delayed when Disney pulled itself and Fox helmed the production. Fox later announced a December 2010 release date because it felt that Narnia will do better during the holidays. It will be released in Asia and Australia on December 3, 2010 and have its major release Digital 3D, RealD 3D and 2D formats in North America and Europe on December 10, 2010.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has so far received mixed reviews. Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 58% of critics gave the film a positive review.
Among other reviews, The Guardian gave the film a positive review. Stating that the film "arrives with confidence and bravado intact. ... and arguably the most Tolkien-esque of the Narnia books". So download free The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader online.