Thursday, February 21, 2008

Apted to Address College (Britain)

From How-Do: Hollywood director Michael Apted to deliver David Plowright lecture in Salford
Acclaimed film director Michael Apted, the man behind films such as Gorillas in the Mist and The World is Not Enough, has been signed up to deliver the first annual David Plowright lecture in March.

English born Apted, who is also responsible for the recent big-screen interpretations of the world of Narnia (the third of which, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, launches later this year), worked at Granada under the late Plowright prior to his Hollywood success.

As such he is planning to delve into the issue of whether his former boss’ dreams of ‘bringing Hollywood to Salford’ could be set to come to fruition with the much-lauded Mediacity development.

As he explained: “I called my lecture ‘Hollywood on Irwell’ because that was David’s witty yet serious sound bite on his dream to build a creative hub of media talent that would be the envy of the rest of the world.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Voyage of the Dawn Treader Begins?

From MoviesOnline: Narnia the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Begins Production

There's no word if this is a picking up of the pre-production already in progress, or if this is old news.

Disney Releases Mobile Phone Game

From TechGadgets: Disney Brings Five Brand-New Titles for Mobile Phones

Walt Disney Internet Group has unveiled a bumper line-up of mobile games along with customized content. These are developed for all-aged users thanks to the easily playable and highly enjoyable nature of the game.


Narnia Prince Caspian mobile game, which is based on the classic books by C.S. Lewis is introduced. Playing the role of the prince, you have to clear out the enemies and restore the golden age. The land has been controlled by evil king Miraz, known for its [SIC] rule over the land without mercy.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Centaur stage for reluctant star

From The Scotsman: Centaur stage for reluctant star

Profile of White Witch actor Tilda Swinton