Narnia Franchise Continues Voyage
by BBC News Article
Review by Charles Mohapel
BBC News News ISBN/ITEM#: CM090202NFCV
Date: 02 February 2009
Fox replaces Disney, which bowed out in December citing "budgetary considerations and other logistics".
The second film in the series, Prince Caspian, made $420 million (£295 million) compared with the $745 million (£523 million) made by 2005's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The next movie is due to be released in 2010, Fox said.
The Narnia movies, which have won an Oscar for make-up, cost Disney and co-producers Walden Media an estimated $180 million to $200 million (£126 million to £140 million) to produce, and both films went on to become top DVD sellers.
No information has been released about the production costs for the new film which sees the Pevensie children take another member of the family - cousin Eustace - into Narnia.