Scoop This: New ‘Narnia,’ ‘Clash of the Titans 2’ and ‘Rise of the Apes’

Next ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Movie Announced?

The Magician's NephewThe Chronicles of Narnia films keep chugging along, despite the lack of fanfare here in the United States. Thing is, these films are killing it overseas, and the pure, religious themes seem to really entertain a lot of people – so much so that they’re now trying to piece together the next installment. The Christian Post claims Walden Media founder Michael Flaherty wants to adapt The Magician’s Nephew next even though, technically, The Silver Chair should be the next film if they were to remain in chronological order.
 
Flaherty says, "We are starting to talk to Fox and talk to the C.S. Lewis estate now about the Magician's Nephew being our next film ... If we can all agree to move forward, then what we would do is find someone to write the script. So, it could still be a couple of years."
 
The sixth book in the series penned by C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew is a prequel that takes place in 1900 and features two children – Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer – who embark on other-worldly adventures after discovering Digory’s Uncle Andrew working on magic that allows one to travel between worlds. It’s the second most popular book in the series, which is why they probably want to tackle it next – plus it’s getting hard to use the same kids, who’ve been getting older and older as more time passes between films.
 
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Magician’s Nephew? Want to see it turned into a movie?
 
Production Begins on ‘Clash of the Titans 2’ – New Synopsis Revealed
 
Production has officially begun on Clash of the Titans 2, titled Wrath of the Titans, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. Check out the just-released synopsis below:
 
"A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. 

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind."
 
‘Rise of the Apes’ Moves to August
 
Quick release date change for all you Apes fanatics – the latest installment in the Planet of the Apes movie mythology will hit theaters earlier than expected. Rise of the Apes – which stars James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis -- was originally scheduled to hit theaters Thanksgiving weekend, but now 20th Century Fox has decided to move it up to August 5th. So prepare to get your ape on just a wee bit earlier.
 
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