Disney has reportedly signed a deal with Walden Media, owned by Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz, to co-finance and distribute “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Release is expected during the 2005 Christmas season. The Narnia books by C.S. Lewis describe a war between good and evil in a fantasy land. The dark forces are led by the White Witch. The good forces are led by the lion Aslan and four children.
The director of the movie is said to be Adam Adamson (Shrek). Like “The Lord of the Rings,” the film will be shot in New Zealand.