I was talking about big cats earlier in the week, and today it’ll be big mice. Mike Todd reports that the second installment in Disney’s new Narnia series has been green-lighted, as seen on Hollywood Jesus; this would probably mean a Christmas 2007 release.
I haven’t seen the first (new) Narnia movie yet, and now I’m already looking forward to the Prince Caspian movie. See, Reepicheep is my favorite character from the series, so I’d love to see him on the big screen. My absolute most favorite moment in the entire series — serious spolier coming — is when Reepicheep appears at the end of The Last Battle to greet the Pevensies in the Emperor’s Garden.
I think though, that if Disney doesn’t lose “interest” in the series and actually sees it through to make a movie adaptation of The Last Battle, I probably won’t be able to see it. Being robbed of that literary scene by a big-screen bastardization would simply be more than I could stand.
As I mentioned earlier, I just don’t trust Disney with the series… I’m a little nervous about what they’ll do with the Lion, of course. But if you ask me, they’ve already got their mouse, and I’m quite nervous about them getting their animatronic hands on mine. Let’s just note here and now that any Mickification of Reepicheep is quite likely to result in copious amounts of well-founded violence from all fronts.
Who would have ever thought to draw a comparison between Mickey and Reepicheep? Turns out, Dale Pollard thought of it, in a thoughtful and thought-provoking comparison which might have been subtitled a tale of two kingdoms.
Bro – The Last Battle is my favorite too. I was thinking about that today, if they could possibly do it, etc.
Bring on Reepicheep!
The Last Battle is one of the top three books I’ve read, ever. You kinda need the whole series to pack some of the extra meaning into it, but that instant when Reepicheep reappears is the best for me — very powerful very emotive.
I bought my oldest daughter the series for Christmas, and we’re reading through them together. It’s almost a little agonizing how long it takes to get there… can’t wait!
okay. The Last Battle is v.good. But my favourite by far is The Magicians Nephew [except for that one boring part on the bleak world] – the whole creation imagery still gives me goosebumps, and I loved the wood between the worlds [In fact i think i live most of my life there.] Prince Caspian is good, and Reepicheep is a great character, but I agree – let’s keep Disney away from talking mice. Not only mickey et al, but those 2 cute vermin friends of Cinderella’s too – Gus-gus and the other guy.
I was just reading this chapter to my daughter the night before last. Wonderful imagery; believe it or not I’d actually forgotten about that part from the last time I’d read the series. It’s all good though, I might be enjoying it as much as my daughter. Sshhh, don’t tell.
I’ve just started The Last Battle, and now I know that my main MOUSE re-appears. Of course, I presumed as much. I’m reading the series to my three kids, one chapter at a time (bedtime reading). Their favorite character (besides, of course, Aslan), was Reepicheep. They just loved him. He stole the show in Prince Caspian. I presumed that such a great character would have to come back in the final book. I’m actually glad to hear it!