Voyage of the Dawn Treader Begins Filming in Australia's Gold Coast
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is the third (appearing in 1952) of Lewis' seven-book "Chronicles of Narnia" series. Published between 1950-56 and long regarded as one of literature's most enduring and imaginative classics, Lewis' books have sold over 100,000,000 copies in over 50 different languages, making it the second biggest book series the world over. In addition to the third novel, the Oxford scholar wrote six additional books, including "Prince Caspian" (1951), "The Silver Chair" (1953), "The Horse and His Boy" (1954), "The Magician's Nephew" (1955), "The Last Battle" (1956) and the story that launched the series in 1950, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Production on "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" will take place entirely in Queensland, Australia, primarily at the Warner Roadshow Studio facility in Gold Coast, which houses the Southern Hemisphere's largest water tank facility, crucial to the production's needs. Filming will conclude in November 2009, with a year-long post-production schedule leading to the film's global release in December 2010.