Making the third ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film was a trying venture on a number of levels. Not only was director Michael Apted stepping in for Andrew Adamson, the director of the first two films, but Apted also experienced a whirlwind of scheduling changes. On top of that, he faced the challenge of shooting a film that takes place primarily out to sea with a variety of monsters and creatures that would never be seen until post-production.
It’s been quite some time since Apted signed on to direct ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ — the film opens Friday — and the director is quite anxious to see how his creation performs. Cinematical sat down with Apted, who was more than willing to look back on the experience –the good and the not so good — and elaborate on everything from playing the waiting game while budget issues were sorted out, casting a character that could go on to star in a fourth film, working with a heavy amount of CGI and much more.
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