The family-friendly fantasy flick (say that three times fast) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader arrives in theaters next week, now under the 20th Century Fox banner.
A new clip has emerged online from the film, which hopes to attract moviegoers who adore the colorful and imaginative world of Narnia – or those looking for a distraction until they can glimpse the more monochromatic world of “The Grid” in TRON: Legacy the week after Voyage of the Dawn Treader hits theaters.
The latest Chronicles of Narnia features the return of Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes as Lucy and Edmund Pevensie, off on yet another adventure full of dangerous beasts and magical creatures. Along for the ride this time is their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter), a young man with an irritating disposition who is not too pleased about being dragged into a dangerous fantasy world – needless to say, Eustace gets to do a bit of growing up in the film.
Simon Pegg provides the vocals for the warrior mouse Reepicheep. The pint-sized fellow provides Scrubb with a quick lesson in both manners and fencing, as you’ll see in the Voyage of the Dawn Treader clip below:
In case you missed them, we’ve rounded up a few more clips from Voyage of the Dawn Treader. These next two videos show Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace’s arrival in Narnia and provides some basic exposition about the film’s plot – the second one also illustrates just how irritating Eustace can be at times (seriously, the kid’s in a magical world, looking at an enchanted map, and still acting like a disbelieving ass).
Watch those scenes below:
Voyage of the Dawn Treader will hopefully be a fun adventure that benefits from the main cast members being a bit older (and more experienced), as well as the advances in CGI technology, which have come a long way since the big-budget version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe hit theaters five years ago. Dawn Treader is also both a visually and thematically brighter fantasy tale than the most recent Harry Potter movie, which should help convince ticket-buying parents who passed on the darker, more adult entry in the boy wizard franchise to revisit Narnia instead.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader hits 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S on December 10th, 2010.
Source: 20th Century Fox (via Moviefone)