I have some itty-bitty tidly-bits of information, gathered from various sources :)
The fourth and final book in Christopher Paolini's The Inheritance Cycle is to be released near the end of this year: November 2011.
What do I have to say about this piece of news?
After reading the first three at lightning speed, all within two weeks, I've been fidgeting like a child in a doctor's waiting room, waiting for concrete news on the fourth book. I'm not what I'd label a "fan," but I enjoyed the books and eagerly await the final one.
By the way, are any of YOU fans? Love the series? Hate it? Don't know what I'm talking about?? Anyone leaping out their seat for joy?? :P
This was gathered from The Christian Post and Cinematical, the news breaking only yesterday, I believe.
The next Narnia movie in line for production? (And they are planning on making all seven.)
According to Walden Media's president, Michael Flaherty, the next is line is the first.
Yes, boys and girls. The Magician's Nephew.
Here's what Flaherty and The CP had to say:
Flaherty: I love “The Magician's Nephew” because it's a great origins story. You get to learn so much about where the wardrobe came from, where the lamppost came from, where Narnia came from and hopefully we'll get everything together and make that our next one..... We're talking to the estate and to Fox and if those three parties, 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.
CP: What was your analysis of this and in what ways was the approach to “Voyage of Dawn Treader” different?
Flaherty: ...these books have been out now for over half a century and it gives us a really interesting idea of which stories are really loved. People who love Narnia love all seven stories -I'm one of those kinds of people. But what's interesting is that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over this period of time sold twice as many books as Prince Caspian and it did twice as much box office. Prince Caspian sold a third of the books as Dawn Treader and did a third of the box office. So while it's not always correlative of books to film, so far with these first three films, it has been. It directly mimics what people's interest has been in the books.
That's another reason beyond the fact that we all think it's a more interesting story and lends itself to a better film.
I'm all for it. Even though Dawn Treader was a minor disappointment for me, I can never stay mad about decent movies for long.
So, The Magician's Nephew?? Bring it on, man!
Your thoughts, dear friends??