2nd Trailer For ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’

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Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2nd Trailer For Voyage of the Dawn Treader

With all the hullabaloo amongst movie fans about Tron Legacy hitting theaters mid-December of this year, it is easy to forget that another 3D, effects-heavy adventure for the whole family will be released just a week before that potential box office behemoth.

I am of course referring to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – the next entry in the allegorical fantasy epic, The Chronicles of Narnia, based on the books by author C.S. Lewis.  A new trailer for the film was included on this week’s DVD release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and has made its way online (via Narnia Fans).

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader includes several characters from previous Narnia pics, including siblings Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) Pevensie; the fellow formerly known as Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes); and the voice of Liam Neeson as the mystical lion, Aslan.

New players in the Narnia franchise include Will Poulter as Eustace Scrubb – an irritating relative of the Pevensies – and Simon Pegg, who will replace comedian Eddie Izzard as the voice of the warrior mouse Reepicheep.

The film will see the characters taken on – and I quote – “[a] bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, [where they] will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk.” For the record, a Dufflepud is a dwarf-like servant of the magician Coriakin, so you can get your mind out of the gutter now. icon wink 2nd Trailer For Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Check out the new trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader below:

Neither this nor the first Dawn Treader trailer really boasts much in the way of cutting-edge visuals or impressive fantastical character design.  The CG effects and animation do not really seem to have improved much since The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe came out back in 2005.  Dawn Treader may be a cheaper undertaking than the previous Narnia pic, Prince Caspian, but really, it DOES still have a production budget of $140 million.

Are audiences still interested in this franchise?  Unlike other fantasy novel-turned-movie series like Harry Potter and Twilight, the Narnia books are not currently in vogue and were never that immensely popular to begin with.  The stories have a devoted cult following, but that is not enough to ensure a profitable turnout at the box office.

Will Dawn Treader at least be as popular as Prince Caspian?  I honestly have my doubts – though the fact that it will be in 3D should only help profits.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will arrive in regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on December 10th, 2010.

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  1. Sandy, the reason people forgot about this movie was because no one really cared about it. Plus thip “trailer” looks and feels more like a teaser.

  2. I really hope he can do a great job like Andrew Adamson :\

  3. Well, yeah, I am still VERY interested in this franchise and I’m glad Fox gave it another chance after Disney abandonded it. Prince Caspian was too dark and visually not appealing, the first one was one of my all-time favourites. And don’t forget: the second one was a summer release up against loads of competition. It simply had to fail whereas these movies are excellent holiday companions…I’d go so far to say that this one will outgross the first one, mainly due to the 3D factor and the lack of competition (Harry Potter 7.1. will be done by then, Tron Legacy is a completely different genre / target audience)…

  4. You have returned for a reason……wat reason i wonder??? TO MAKE MORE CASH!!!!!

    • good one. That really was a cliffhanger

  5. Unfortunately I can’t see this being a great success.

    C.S. Lewis’s world has never been translated to the screen well, and this will be no exception. In a world of cut-throat thrills and spills action movies the Narnia series is an almost contemplative examination of the human condition in the form of a fantasy narrative.

    It wasn’t intended to be anything else.

    • lol ok serious much it’s fantasy

  6. These CS Lewis classics are deeply rooted in the heart of God, the Narrative of Aslan is Jesus and the forms of trinity have been presented. In the Lion,the witch and the wardrobe,, Aslan gives his life like Christ did for us, the betrayal of the younger brother and also his redemption, In Prince Caspian the water God ie The Holy Spirit ,, water means life, there is so many clues like this running through Narnia. You may all beg to differ and be very angry by my post. But Narnia is a secret Narative about the way this world represses christians and mistreats them and their beliefs.

    if you are angry because I mention God, then let your anger so be it,, you will rant,rage rasp, and give out, moan about how God and religion has no pace and all that. You can do that if you want,, but it wont effect me,,it will just effect you ,,, just as someone with no faith has a right to agressively run me down,, and my point of view,, he also has a right to know i respect their view and wish no il will. But it is a sad world that we cant mention God without offending someone,, when you look at Narnia and discover why CS Lewis wrote them you will realise he wrote them at a time when he could sense the coming forces of anti Christianity gathering, and he needed a creative way to tell what he was sensing down in his heart about the Moral decay and onslaught on life and religious living in our schools, and how religion would be preceived and repressed by all kinds of Humanistic values. SO he began methphoring his stories which became the classic novels and briallnt films that they are. the same argument would also point to Tolken and Lord of the rings is really and truly a great Catholic Classic,Yes Tolkien was a very Devout Catholic and Yeah it was his faith in Catholisom and his experience in ww1 that lead him to write the Lord of the Rings again all over Lord of The Rings there is indeed deeply Christian threads running threw it and you just cant get away from it no matter how much you may hate us Catholics , and Christians we have a voice too as much as you the only problem is in this world your anger and rasp will always receive praise because you are the worlds friend,, But we may be int the world but we do not come from it… we are not all the same us christians and Catholics we are universely creative and open,, with out Christianity the film world would be very boring.

    • I went to see this movie despite having missed the first two at the theatre because I wanted to see what I was hearing (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre has done the entire Chronicles of Narnia series, BRILLIANTLY, I might add!) And while there were a few changes in the movie that weren’t in the cd of the same name, it was a great adventure!

      For me, as a Christian, I wasn’t looking for some major Biblical epic so much as I was looking for a movie that wasn’t strewn with sex and swears every other line and scene! And for my money, Voyage of the Dawn Treader was the answer to prayer! It was good, old fashioned story telling with new technology!

      Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan was great casting! And I finally got to see Reepicheep; the valiant mouse I’d only imagined as I listened to the cd series. Good work there, too. And I like that he makes more of an effort to communicate, one way or another, with Eustice. My particular favorite part was when Eustice became a dragon and a HERO, defeating some evil power on this dark Island. I’ll gladly see it again to fill in the memory gaps that a movie with so much adventure can leave.

      To his credit, Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’ step-son) helped produce the movie, which meant that it kept to the SPIRIT that his step-dad ‘Jack’ wanted to maintain. Again, though, for me, it’s wasn’t so much a ‘religious’ experience as pure entertainment magic!

  7. No sense of story in that trailer.
    All Visuals.

  8. @ Martin
    I don’t care what anyone’s religion is but it gives no one the right to boast of their self given “superiority”. Yes you are correct about C.S. Lewis about having some religious metaphors put into the books but there are many other metaphors. Aslan was created by Lewis from a door handle that was shaped like a lion as a child. The entire book of the Magician’s Nephew was all about his mother and wife. In real life Lewis’s wife and mother died of cancer and it was metaphorical of him wishing he could have saved them so in the book the mother was saved with the apple. J. R. R. Tolkien’s books though have NO relation to Christianity but IRISH MYTHOLOGY!!! I have researched much about Irish mythology and folklore and Lord of the Rings is based off of MANY legends of ancient DRUID and CELTIC faith. The “Eye” in the Lord of The Rings is based off the Eye of Balor in popular Druidic stories and folklore. Get your fact strait. You are correct about C.S. Lewis having SOME relations to christianity but guess what there was a time in his life where he was ATHEIST after the death of his mother and wife and LATER he became Christian again. The origin of The Chronicles of Narnia was when four children stayed with him during WWII when the kids asked him to tell them a story and he just made it up. NOT because he was trying to create a “secret narrative” about christianity in a world with a repression of christianity!!! FYI Christianity is still the most popular religion in the world! I don’t care what anyone believes but do not try and say such and such created a way to help such and such religion and create some conspiracy theory. Grow up and don’t try and dominate over others PERSONAL beliefs.

    • Much of the imagery of the Maya and Valar is drawn from the Celtic (and Norse?) religions, but Tolkein still Christianised them. They became servants of the One, Iluvatar, angelic beings rather than gods in their own right.

      Lewis became an atheist in 1913, his mother died in 1908, five years is a little long to derive a cause and effect relationship. His wife Joy died in 1960, 31 years after Lewis accepting Christianity.

      Yes, I agree that assuming people have some sort of anti-Christian bias is annoying and quite frankly, as a Christian, embarrassing.

    • A little FAQ here.

    • You got all of your info of the DVD’s behind the scenes lol really? And you twisted something. They didn’t say he got it off the door handle at all. It just said the door handle of the (Church ) was shaped like a lion’s head and they asked a question which was “Could C.S Lewis have formed Aslan from this?” A question not a statement and most certainly not a fact. Fact C.S Lewis was an atheist and put away childish things and became a Christian. And you’re right their stuff is rooted in mythology and…..? how does that denote the fact that they were Christian Writers? Think outside your box. C.S Lewis was an atheist and became a christian he was a Christian when he wrote Narnia. Those books were divinely inspired by God. Why because “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” By the way I became saved at the age of 4. The first movie i ever saw was narnia and it was my favorite movie i watched it at least once a week until i was about 8 or so. I credit a lot of my understanding of Christianity at such a young age to the themes put forth by cS lewis in his book. how could a child understand so clearly death and salvation i owe a lot to CS Lewis.

  9. Wow. Ok harry potters better nuff said;)

  10. Um well after that I like the first two, and actually thought the second was way better then the first. Um….good luck Fox and I would be interested in seeing the other books adapted to the big screen.

  11. I loved the books and the movies have been good. I will go see in the theater and bring my 10 year old son who has enjoyed all the movies so far.

  12. Oh I wish they would make “The Magician’s Nephew”. One of my favorites.

    • I’m hoping they continue until the series is complete…THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW is my favorite too :)

      • Magicians Nephew is mine as well then the silver chair

    • Me, too. I liked that first one. Matter of fact, the only one I didn’t really like (or found uninteresting) was The Horse and his Boy. But it’s not an issue I’ll fall on my sword over. It just didn’t interest me. It might have been great for someone else.

      The series, over all, may have religious allegory, but for me, it’s just good story-telling and something I don’t have to worry about taking my niece to see.

      You want a C.S. Lewis project with RELIGIOUS inferences (putting it mildly) then get ‘The Screwtape Letters’ from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. Andy Serkis (King Kong) plays the lead character and does a phenomenal job! If you’ve read the book, the cd version takes a different tack. Writer Paul McCusker adapted it to flesh out the characters Screwtape refers to in the book. It was like eavesdropping on a conversation from Hell!

  13. I am looking quite forward to “Dawn Treader”…I loved the Narnia books and very much enjoyed the first two films.

    As for you, Martin, it’s true that the books have Christian elements, but NO, they do NOT talk about the repression of Christianity; they DO try to offer a positive message about applying the principles Christians claim to follow. This means that by babbling your narrow-minded, paranoid rhetoric, you are actually standing in DIRECT opposition to the very ideas you are supposedly trying to “share” with all of us poor sinners. Lewis was not storytelling against ANYONE…except, of course, those who openly practice evil :)
    Oh, and “The Lord of the Rings” series was written in relation to the horrors Tolkein experienced in the War, NOT some lovely religious awakening.

    Martin, if you have religious issues to deal with, visit a site that regularly DISCUSSES religion and philosophy. THIS is a movie, TV, and pop culture site, and all the posters and readers seem to like it that way.

    • All i know is i was saved at 4 through Narnia. Because of the themes put forth by C.S Lewis. He really helps a child understand salvation and sacrifice in a way that no one else can. the first movie i ever saw was the lion the witch and wardrobe at the age of 9 months my parents couldn’t believe a baby that young would sit through a 2 and a half hour movie they said i just stared for hours. Like most kids with a favorite movie i watched it at least once a week (since it was from the library) until about the age of 8 or 9. Anyways i credit C.S Lewis in part for my salvation at such a young age. The pastor said i had an extraordinary understanding of salvation for a 4 year old. And i truly believe it was because i was so immersed in the themes of narnia. When i was 18 i had fallen away and strangely my 12th grade teacher made us read Mere Christianity and it wasn’t till a year or two later that i realized my return to Christ had been marked around the same time i was reading the cs lewis books assigned by our teacher. Screw tape letters, mere christianity, ect.. Maybe the books have nothing to do with christianity? all i know is for me in my life C,S Lewis’s words have the power to bring a person to God for the first time and bring them back if they got lost along the way. Hey kinda like his life….. interesting……

  14. Disney isn’t doing the Narnia franchise anymore?

  15. Shame on you, Sandy! Do your research! Since when is over 100 million copies of a series sold just a “devoted cult following”?