CS Lewis opposed screen version of 'Narnia'
New Zealand Herald - 11/30/05

CS Lewis opposed screen version of 'Narnia'

C.S. Lewis, author of the classic children's "Narnia" books which are about to make their big screen debut, was "absolutely opposed" to a live action version of his stories, a newly published letter shows.

Walt Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is expected to be a big box office hit this Christmas season, thanks to its blend of magical fantasy themes and a strong Christian slant.

But a letter from Lewis, posted on the literary website Nthposition.com, revealed that he had strong feelings about how his book should be used.

"I am absolutely opposed - adamant isn't in it! - to a TV version," he wrote to BBC producer Lance Sieveking, who had created a radio version of his book which had met Lewis' approval.
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Full Text of C.S.Lewis' Letter is located - Nthposition.com