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Disney ditches The Dawn Treader

Walt Disney studios has announced that it won’t co-produce, finance or distribute the third Narnia film, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.

While Walden Media has the option to shop the film around other studios, the move puts the film in serious doubt as it means that key filmmakers – such as the cast and director Michael Apted – might not now stay aboard, despite pre-production launching recently.

The mostly likely team to pick up the film (provided anyone wants it) is Fox, which has a strong relationship with Walden, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Big money

Whoever does decided to nab a stake in the film will have to reach deep – Prince Caspian cost around $200 million, and while it did decent business at the box office, it couldn’t match The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’s big hitter status.

So if you were hoping to see The Dawn Treader sail on to screens, consider this some coal in your stocking. Start saving those pennies, folks – this one needs a cash injection sharpish.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter ]

Question: Are you shipwrecked at the idea that Dawn Treader may not sail? Or don't you give a trumpkin?