FREE TEACHERS’ GUIDE TO ‘DAWN TREADER’ … (and more news) …
Walden Media, producer along with Fox of the new “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” is offering a free, colorful teacher’s guide for the movie that opens on December 10. The image, above, is one page of the PDF file that’s free to download via the link above.
All this week, we’re reporting C.S. Lewis news:
- Part 1: “A Year With Aslan” is a great holiday gift with 365 readings from Narnia.
- Part 2: “C.S. Lewis Bible” gives you C.S. Lewis as a companion in daily Bible reading.
- Part 3: Meet the guys behind the new Lewis books, and learn about a great Narnia gift set.
MORE DAWN TREADER MOVIE NEWS …
CARRIE UNDERWOOD SINGS HER HEART OUT
Fox Films convinced red-hot singer Carrie Underwood to create a special song for the conclusion of the movie. To seal the deal, Fox showed Underwood a rough cut of the movie. After seeing the movie, she co-wrote and performed the movie’s final song, called “There’s a Place for Us.” The song is likely to be a hit, according to media buzz, and almost guarantees a wider success for this movie. After all, Underwood has racked up five Grammies and gets favorable reviews even from the New York Times, these days.
In a statement about the song, Carrie said, “I’m a big fan of the ‘Narnia’ books and films, so I was really excited about seeing this new movie and writing and performing a song for it. I was blown away by the film, and I think people are going to be really excited when they see it. It’s the perfect holiday film. The land of Narnia represents a place where the young heroes truly belong.”
Carrie’s new song debuts via iTunes on November 16; the movie debuts on December 10.
SHOPPING ON ICE WITH THE DAWN TREADER
Taubman-owned shopping centers in 16 cities from California to Connecticut and Florida to Michigan will promote the film in special Narnia Ice Palace exhibitions in the centers of malls. On the afternoon of Friday, November 12, stars from the film will “light” these palaces to kick off the holiday shopping season. This lighting ceremony involves an appearance by cast members at Beverly Center in Los Angeles. At the same time, the lighting ceremony will be carried by a live connection to all the other Taubman malls.
A REAL QUEEN GOES TO NARNIA
“Dawn Treader” is directed by British filmmaker Michael Apted who also was responsible for one of the James Bond thrillers, 1999’s “The World Is Not Enough.” In the UK, Apted is well known for his humanitarian work, especially the creation of the “Up Series” of documentaries that have traced a group of British schoolchildren from age 7 through a half century of their lives, checking in every seven years. (Apted is scheduled to film the next installment in 2011 with the “kids” now in their 50s.) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will attend “Dawn Treader,” which is the 2010 selection for the annual charity event known as the Royal Film Performance. The royal couple will see the film on November 30, well before the December 10 public debut.
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