Narnia sequel is on

Given The Chronicles Of Narnia’s huge success with The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, it was only a matter of time before the sequel came thundering out of Disney’s own production wardrobe. And the next instalment has been officially greenlit for a Christmas 2007 release.

We recently told you that the company was considering Prince Caspian as the next film in the series. And like one of Aslan’s predictions, it has come to pass. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian is on, with Wardrobe director Andrew Adamson back calling the shots. With the franchise’s first outing snatching almost $640 million at the global box office and on course to topple Pirates Of The Caribbean’s $655 million haul to become Disney’s biggest live-action release ever, Caspian’s green-light was a foregone conclusion.

Along with Adamson, Christopher Markus and Steve McFeeley have been hired once more to write the script, and the four young leads – Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell – are all down to return for a tale, which finds the Prevensie siblings pulled back to the land of Narnia, where a thousand years have passed since their first trip there. Once there, they’re enlisted to help reinstate the title character – Narnia’s rightful ruler – to his throne, which has been usurped by King Miraz, another Narnia nasty.

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