Over the Christmas period Disney decided to bail on the Narnia franchise and decided not to make the third film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. However, that doesn’t mean the film won’t be getting made, as it appears other studios are keen to throw money at it.
Disney’s snub hasn’t ended Walden Media’s quest to mount a third “Narnia” installment. Fox has first crack at the series, but every other major studio is waiting for a shot at co-financing the movie if Fox doesn’t.
The film will also be at least $50 million cheaper than the $200 million “Prince Caspian,” even factoring in a move to Australia from Baja to avoid being in the crosshairs of the drug-related violence that has beset Mexico.
I’d never thought i’d read the title of a Narnia film in the same sentence as ‘drug-related violence’ but there you go. Voyage of the Dawn Treader should get made in my opinion. Whichever studio does end up getting it should release it in December and they will easily make their money back. That it where Disney went wrong with Prince Caspian.