Rpin Suwannath, previsualization supervisor for the movie, has written an article for VFXWord. He discusses ideas talked over with director Andrew Adamson in January 2006, while negotiations were still being conducted with Disney.
There was a particular sequence he called the “Night Raid” that wasn’t in the C.S. Lewis book that Andrew wanted to develop … After hearing their ideas, I knew this film was going to be a much bigger undertaking than the last one. This sequence alone was more complex than anything what we had done on the last film and it was happening only halfway through the story.
Also, from an e-mailed press release from Tim Sovay, Disney’s Press rep:
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN
Release Date: May 16, 2008
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Peter Dinklage, Pierfrancesco Favino and Sergio Castellitto, with Liam
Neeson as the voice of Aslan
Director: Andrew Adamson
Based on the book by: C.S. Lewis
Screenplay by: Andrew Adamson and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Producers: Mark Johnson, Andrew Adamson, Philip Steuer
Co-Producer: Douglas Gresham
Executive Producer: Perry Moore
The characters of C.S. Lewis’s timeless fantasy come to life once again in this newest installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and an even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them.
One year after the incredible events of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct, Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy.
The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia’s rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in order to place his own newborn son on the throne. With the help of the kindly dwarf, a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep, a badger named Trufflehunter and a Black Dwarf, Nikabrik, the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz’s tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land.
Directed once again by veteran director Andrew Adamson, screenplay by Andrew Adamson and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Mark Johnson, Andrew Adamson and Philip Steuer, the film reunites the original cast and creative team behind the blockbuster first film in the series.
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