The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is an upcoming fantasy adventure film based on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third published novel in C.S. Lewis's fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. It is the third in The Chronicles of Narnia film series from Walden Media, following The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This marks the first Narnia film not to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; both The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian were under the Disney banner. Instead, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. On March 23, 2010, 20th Century Fox announced that the film will be released in Digital 3D in select theaters.
The two younger Pevensies, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are staying with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). They find themselves drawn into a painting of an old ship, where they join the new King of Narnia, Caspian X (Ben Barnes).
The film will be released cinematically in the United States and United Kingdom on December 10, 2010.
Edmund Pevensie 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 Caspian X 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 ench
anted 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.
Ernie Malik, unit publicist for the film, confirmed that filming began on July 27, 2009 on location in Queensland, Australia. Filming took place at Warner Roadshow Studios in August and September 2009, with filming of exterior shots on board the ship at Cleveland Point in September 2009 and the Gold Coast Seaway. Additional shots were taken at The Southport School also located on the Gold Coast.
In a February 2010 interview, Bill Nighy revealed that he would be voicing Reepicheep.