Likely surprising very few, the Narnia film franchise, or at least the next one, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has found a new home after being dropped by Disney last month. Variety Reports that Fox will distribute and co-finance the film under their “Fox 2000″ division. Walden Media, the owners of the license, already had a working relationship with 20th Century Fox through the shared and appropriately named Fox Walden label. Nothing is in stone yet as far as script and the ever important money question go, but the studios hope to start filming this summer for a 2010 holiday season release. Prince Caspian finished as the #10 grosser at the Box Office last year, and Dawn Treader has a lot of the magic and fantastic aspects missing from the second book/film, which the studios hope will drive higher earnings.
The principal cast, including Ben Barnes as Caspian, Skandar Keynes as Edmund, and Georgie Henley as Lucy are all signed on to return, and casting for the other roles has already moved forward.