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    'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    First look: British newcomer Barnes brings sexy back to 'Narnia'

    Disney Enterprises
    The adventure continues: Ben Barnes, who had a small role in
    last summer's Stardust, has the lead in Prince Caspian.
    He plays the rightful heir of the Narnia throne.



    By Susan Wloszczyna
    USA TODAY
    January 21, 2008

    The first film inspired by C.S. Lewis' seven-part Chronicles of Narnia had much to offer beyond The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. There was the faun (James McAvoy's sweet Mr. Tumnus), the talking beavers and Santa, too.

    But with a quartet of mostly unseasoned child actors as the Pevensie kids, the 2005 release was severely lacking in an elixir that fuels many fantasy epics: sex appeal.

    MORE: Peter Dinklage big on dwarf role in 'Caspian'
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    But that was then. This is wow. Ben Barnes, 26, the British newcomer who plays the title role in Prince Caspian, has visitors to the film's Internet Movie Database message board virtually drooling.
    The graduate of London's Kingston University can't believe he's playing the main character from one of his favorite childhood tales.

    "It still hasn't sunk in," he says. "It's been a whirlwind."

    One minute, Barnes was doing an audition tape in London. The next, he was in L.A., charming director Andrew Adamson. A couple of weeks later, he stood on Narnia's set in New Zealand.

    Anna Popplewell, who co-stars as Susan, says Barnes might need to invest in bodyguards soon.

    "He's very gorgeous," says the actress, 19.
    Full article at:
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...ian-main_N.htm


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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    That is fantastic. Of course, caspian is supposed to be very handsome.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    who cares if he is sexy all that matters is if he can kick some @$$!
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    Talking Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    I am very excited about this movie. Prince Caspian wasn't my favorite book of the Narnia series. But I think the movie version will kick some serious butt.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    The newest production photos are terrific:
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery...pian/flash.htm

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    I don't remember Caspian ever kicking anything. He mostly leads from behind. Even on the Dawn Treader he never really fights anyone. Mostly he is young, honest and determined.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Swords Raised for Prince Caspian
    by Gregory Ellwood
    Hollywood Hitlist, MSN.com

    After its predecessor, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," surprised industry experts by grossing more than $290 million in the United States alone, you'd think the media would be taking "Prince Caspian" far more seriously. But the potential blockbuster seems amazingly under the radar compared with May's other openers. Therefore, it's not surprising that Disney sat your intrepid columnist down with director Andrew Adamson and producer Mark Johnson to watch a good 45 minutes of the upcoming flick. And, not surprisingly, there is a lot about the new movie for audiences to get excited about.
    The verdict: "Caspian" looks to be a noticeable improvement over "Wardrobe" and should win over some moviegoers who wanted more "Lord of the Rings"-style scope to the "Narnia" franchise.

    Full Story (with some minor spoilers): http://movies.msn.com/movies/hitlist/02-26-08?GT1=7701

    I have to agree with Ellwood. Except for hardcore Narnia fans, there doesn't seem to be a lot of buzz or anticipation for 'Prince Caspian.' I haven't seen much advertising either. Of course, after all the bombast over 'Pirates' the last two years, anything less for Disney's major summer live-action release seems rather insignificant. Is this low-key approach (for now) the smart way to go, especially with 'Caspian' in its second week of release going up against 'Indy 4'?

    Of course, the trailer for last year's 'POTC3' didn't premiere until mid-March (the trailer for 'Caspian' debuted last December), so there's still plenty of time to build momentum. I just expected a harder push for a movie that's going to be crushed by Spielberg and Lucas a week after it premieres.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    I'm now very nervous about this. I understand creative license but what the heck is this about Peter not being able to adjust to living in the real world? I hate it when they change the fundamentals of a character just because they think they need more drama.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Disney sweetens 'Narnia' videogame

    'Prince Caspian' game to feature new scenes

    Disney Interactive's 'Prince Caspian' vidgame
    will feature two live-action scenes shot by the film's cast and crew.

    By Ben Fritz
    Variety
    April 22, 2008

    "Prince Caspian" fans won't have to wait for the DVD to get bonus footage.

    Disney Interactive Studios' videogame adaptation of the upcoming tentpole from its sibling studio, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," will feature two exclusive live-action scenes shot by the film's cast and crew.

    Vidgame will be only the second that has featured new scenes with the talent from a tie-in movie. The first was 2003's "Enter the Matrix," which had an original story with two of the film trilogy's supporting characters.

    The "Prince Caspian" game's two new scenes, which total about 2 minutes in length, are meant to frame an early level that connects the story of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" with its sequel. The game's other levels mirror the plot of the film and are bookended by live-action scenes from it.

    The scenes were directed by pic helmer Andrew Adamson and feature Ben Barnes as Prince Caspian and Vincent Grass as his tutor, Dr. Cornelius.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=20&cs=1

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Quote Originally Posted by Queentitania19 View Post
    I'm now very nervous about this. I understand creative license but what the heck is this about Peter not being able to adjust to living in the real world? I hate it when they change the fundamentals of a character just because they think they need more drama.
    I agree. It seems that hollywood, even when handed a "tried and true" story that has proved popular through multiple generations, can't help but put their own tweaks into things for "relevence" or "additional drama" and it usually ends up ruining the core of what made the source materiel so good.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    OH my gosh, have you heard that they've decided to make all the Telmarines Spanish to highlight the conflict between them and the English Pevensies.... can we say politically incorrect anyone?????

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim View Post
    I haven't seen much advertising either. Of course, after all the bombast over 'Pirates' the last two years, anything less for Disney's major summer live-action release seems rather insignificant. Is this low-key approach (for now) the smart way to go
    I am not much of a TV watcher and yet I have seen the ad for this many times now so I am not sure what you mean by "low-key approach" and not seen much advertising.

    At least once a night on network TV I see an ad for it and on Disney Channel they show a "behind the scenes" type of ad almost twice an hour during their 6pm to 8pm time slot.

    I agree they will probably push Indy 4 more/harder but then the Indy franchise has far more potential to attract crowds outside the fantasy genre than Narnia has and Indy has more history.

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Just a question, when was sexy ever in Narnia to begin with?
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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie_Duke View Post
    Just a question, when was sexy ever in Narnia to begin with?
    When they started making movies.

    Hollywood has a reputation for hiring the really really good looking people in the world.

    I was worried for a bit. Because Caspian in the movie poster looks all sexy and stuff. My brother and I were like "WTF?" Caspian is supposed to be a bit of a geek and a little younger in the books, if I remember correctly.

    And . . . *shows off shiny new banner I made*

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    Re: 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'

    Who are you going to sell more tickets (books, DVDs, merchandise, etc.)worldwide with - the kid you makes your Jamba Juice drink in the strip mall or the best actor found in a multi-continent search that fits a specific type envisioned by the director, producers and studio with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line?
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