According to The Lion’s Call the first official trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will premiere on June 18th with Toy Story 3. The third Toy Story film will probably be the biggest family movie of the year, so this is a good move by new owners 20th Century Fox.
Fox took over the film after Disney felt Prince Caspian underperformed. It took over $400 million worldwide, but compared to the $750 million made by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe it was seen as a disappointment.
The same cast and producing team are behind Voyage of the Dawn Treader so it should look and feel the same, although there have been a few changes, such as the accent of (now) King Caspian played by Ben Barnes.
Barnes told Mouth Magazine:
It was a great experience reprising the role. It’s a different take on the character with a new director and new studio involved. We decided that Caspian and the Telmarines would no longer have European accents, as they felt CS Lewis is a quintessentially English writer. The story is my favourite of the seven books and it has a feel of a roving, mythical, adventure tale.
Here’s the synopsis for the film, which will be released on December 10th:
Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan’s Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.