Monday, September 05, 2005

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

I find it amusing that until last month I had never read this book. Several years ago my boys and I read it aloud to one another through about 60% and then stopped for some reason. I’ve read close to everything this author has written, but not the second book (or the rest for that matter) of the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

In case you have been living in a wardrobe somewhere, this children’s classic is hitting the big screen in the December Sweepstakes season. It is produced by Disney, but it will have to stay true to the story line, because the family is very, very critical about how they allow Lewis’s works to be used. The film's executive producer is Douglas Gresham—who just happens to be C.S. Lewis' devoted stepson, and a passionate Christian.

The initial financing came from Philip Anschutz, the 67th most wealthy person on the planet and a devoted Christ follower.

Back to the book. Since the movie is coming out, it seemed like a good time to read the whole thing, and maybe the rest of the Narnia Series as well. Advanced warning. It is a children’s book, but the story is lots of fun, full of wild and crazy make believe characters, and has many plot twists. Of course, it is about Jesus and us. That’s all I’m going to say for now.

You should read it before seeing it. If you have kids or grandkids that haven’t read it yet, do do read it with them. Robert and I are going to read the rest of the story. I’ll let you know.

If you’d like to know everything there is to know about this upcoming film, visit the Narnia Blog.

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