I never cared for C.S. Lewis’ Narnia novels, and I wasn’t particularly impressed with the first two installments in the current film series. But I have to admit the just-released trailer for the third adaptation, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, looks pretty good.
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of 20th Century Fox, which stepped in after Disney walked away from the franchise:
This time around — 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.
Directed by Michael Apted, the film stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Bruce Spence, Arthur Angel, Shane Rangi and Liam Neeson. Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens in 3D and 2D on Dec. 10.
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