Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Weta does Narnia?

So according to this story being forwarded by SCAToday, Weta Workshop (Peter Jackson's company) is tackling Narnia.

On the one hand, I'm very intrigued. I adore the Narnia books, and the prospect of someone doing the whole series is very appealing to me. But they say that they're planning five movies, which worries me a little, in that it probably means that they're leaving out The Magician's Nephew (my personal favorite). And I have to wonder how they're going to handle the religious subtext. I mean, you can't ignore the fact that this story is largely-undisguised Christian allegory. If they try to whitewash that, it'll gut the story. If they don't, they risk getting slammed by both the left and right.

Still and all, I wish them the best. It's good to see classic fantasy getting some respect, and Narnia deserves it...

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