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Wanna see some snuck snaps from the set of PRINCE CASPIAN?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a gaggle of spy pics covertly taken by a mysterious tall, dark and handsome spy named codeeater from Germany. I look at these pics and I just get homesick for New Zealand. The codeeater from Germany (translated from German to English through babelfish) says that they were shooting some long shots from the boat of the kids arriving at the beach and some close shots from behind the kids at they walked onto the shore. These could be doubles... the little girl doesn't much look like Lucy from the first movie, nor does the older guy much look like Peter. I didn't care much for the first NARNIA film. I didn't hate it or love it. It felt very middle of the road to me, it didn't have its own identity. Sure, it had some great moments... I love the look of the pre-Narnia war torn London world, but everything in Narnia seemed to be just barely removed from all the other fantasy stuff we've seen in the last decade. That said, I really liked the books, so I'm pulling for Prince Caspian to work a little better for me. Here are the pics! Click on 'em to get bigger versions!

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  • March 25, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST


    by bluepizza


  • March 25, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Are we sure these aren't vacation pics?

    by chrth

    And here's Aunt Ethel on the beach with her Yorkie ... and here's Uncle Gus drinking again ... oh, and look, here's a picture of Toby flying his kite!

  • March 25, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Vacation pics don't typically have 35mm motion picture cameras and a team of hair and make-up people around the kids... At least mine, didn't... Sure, we had some PAs with walkies, but what family doesn't?

  • March 25, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Wow... the moviemakers better pick up the pace

    by BeeDub

    ...or these kids won't be kids no more. It's been, what, a year and a half since the first one? And "Prince Caspian" won't come out until next year, right? Better hurry these movies up!

  • March 25, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Wow, dazzling production stills.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Jeebus. Hang on. Let me get out my camera, Ethyl. Lookee, it's a mooovie set.

  • March 25, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    At least you folks see pics

    by Immortal_Fish

    All I see are a few HTML para breaks.

  • March 25, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    You are missing nothing.

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 25, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Wow....a beach...

    by ConeSpinner

    and a big rock. now what would really be cool is a sailboat....oh look!!!! there's one!!!

  • March 25, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    The little red X's show up everywhere! Even in movies!!

    by Mike_D

    They will rule the world!

  • March 25, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    BeeDub - Kids' age doesn't matter

    by Dreadpirate

    These books aren't like Harry Potter, Caracters (except Aslan) are rarely in more than two or three books. Although in one (The Horse and His Boy) all the kids from this movie are grown up - so taking their time would be a good thing.

  • March 25, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Lion, Witch and a Big Frickin Closet of Fuzzy Coats...

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    was something I really tried to like when it came out, but it really did nothing for me at all. I had expectations from reading the book when I was young and I wanted something that felt a little more removed from LOTR... but it didn't even feel like a kiddy LOTR. It just felt like a movie with unremarkable sets, graphics and performances. The kids didn't really give good performances to me, even taking into consideration they're kids... and I didn't feel any character development of the oldest boy growing into a warrior at all. All in all, I bluntly felt the movie was pretty bad and unless Caspian has some incredible trailers, I will not be spending 10 bucks to see another film from this series.

  • March 25, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Tilda Swinton

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    was allllllmost enough to get me to see the first movie, but not quite enough. Like Quint I'll wait 'n' see. Certainly enjoyed the books as a kid...

  • March 25, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Isn't that Indy's Father?

    by Larry of Arabia

    See him running down the beach flapping his umbrella to scare the birds into the Nazi planes? I know the two movies share a time frame but I didn't know that Indy landed in Narnia for a brief time.

  • March 25, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    That CGI seastack monolith looks completely fake.

    by CreasyBear

    I hope that's just pre-viz.

  • March 25, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Where's Scaramanga?

    by Mace Tofu

    Looks like his beach...

  • March 25, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    ...damn, no pictures!

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    ...removed at the request of Sony? Bastards!

  • March 25, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    It shows nothing...NOTHING AT ALL!

    by FilmFanatik

    I agree, vacation picks.

  • March 25, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    One eyed Willy is back to visit the Goonies!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Aww aint that sweet.

  • March 25, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    It DOES looks like the MWTGG beach

    by Osmosis Jones

    Now we just need Nick Nack to show up...

  • March 25, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    looks more like they're scouting for locations.

    by Datascream

    but maybe that's just me.

  • March 25, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    or maybe I just need to read the intro before

    by Datascream

    commenting. God I suck...

  • March 26, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    They sure waited long enough.

    by msspurlock

    One more year and the oldest kids will be eligible for Equity's retirement plan, for God's sake.

  • March 26, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay


    Damn you Michael Bay

  • March 26, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Not exactly incredible

    by Kizeesh

    I don't get that whole, so real I felt like I was in Narnia feeling. Odd though, I don't recall a beach like that in the story, that looks more like Dawn treader stuff.

  • March 26, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Well, son on the beach!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    These are some beaching vacation photos. Where are the ones from Caspian? Hey, does anyone have any photos of a street from Spiderman 3?

  • March 26, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Exactly, Datascream

    by Mister Man

    I've seen more interesting photos taken on a tech scout. I have to agree about "Lion" - read the books a dozen times growing up, but something was missing. Not sure what - some stories just don't translate well to the screen.

  • March 26, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST


    by 0007

    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is my second-favourite film of all time, and I cannot wait for Prince Caspian! Thanks for posting these...

  • March 26, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I agree with the main geeza

    by council estate scumbag

    totally, fella. war scenes were wicked but once you was in narnia itself it was very generic. kept getting reminded of the melendez cartoon from the 70's and i'm sure if i saw it now it'd be shit. it's probably got limited animation and some shit, so for the new narnia to remind me of dat, aint good. that said, i got a good feeling about the new one. i too remember the book, so this has more scope AND it hasnt been done B4.

  • March 26, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Let me guess - there is a beach in the film

    by Doctor_Sin

    And it is covered in...sand!

  • March 26, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Where are the Argonauts?

    by Bert Fischer

    Jason! They've stolen some treasure! To the boat! To the boat!

  • March 26, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    And in the role of Prince Caspian...

    by Bert Fischer

    ...Mr. Jeff Probst!

  • March 26, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    A little too venomy

    by sfezfilms

    This movie might be good if it doesn't follow in the footsteps of the first one and suck.

  • March 26, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    A little too venomy

    by sfezfilms

    This movie might be good if it doesn't follow in the footsteps of the first one and suck.

  • March 26, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    oops I posted twice

    by sfezfilms

    Now three times.

  • March 26, 2007, noon CST

    I come from the future to tell you that

    by Dorothys Taint Again

    there will be a PRINCE in this film. And his name will be Caspian. Reepacheep will survive, but eventually dies.

  • March 26, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    should have done horse and his boy

    by Staldo

    That book was great. Are they going to try and shoehorn a huge, nonexistent epic battle into this one too? I predict they won't make it as far in the books as the BBC series. They might churn out Dawn Treader before no more movies are made. It's a pity too, I think a movie of The Last Battle would have the emotional impact of Aronofsky's The Fountain if done correctly.

  • March 26, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    H&HB would have been a better lead in, but

    by finky089

    I guess Caspian is a more dynamic story?

  • March 26, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Now this is.....

    by BigFo

    COOL NEWS!!!

  • March 26, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    A Horse and his Boy-Toy: Bisexuals in Narnia

    by number5withabullet

    It would be more enjoyable than the last movie was. That being said, how about Princess Caspien, THe Voyage of the Shlong Wetter, The Silver Sex Swing, and the Last Paddle.

  • March 26, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Actually, what didn't work in the first one, for me

    by Mister Man

    Tilda Swinton. Not sure why - probably perfect casting, but it didn't work for me. McAvoy is excellent, and children are great, but they'll age too quickly. Potter can pull off the seven films, but younger kids are more difficult - one of the boys in "Lion" grew several inches during that film (in height, yeah, yeah) alone.

  • March 26, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST is better

    by sleepytones

    better news of course

  • March 26, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Location: Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

    by Ymir_at_the_Colosseum

    Near Hahei on the west coast of the Coromandel peninsula - about two hours southwest of Auckland. One of the most popular walks/beaches in the country - I'm sure there were plenty of gawkers around while they were filming on such a nice day.

  • March 27, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Tilda Swinton-too calm

    by Staldo

    The White Witch is supposed to represent how evil and unpredictable adults sometimes seem to children. When she lost her cool, she didn't lose it with enough intensity. She was hot as hell with her albino dreadlocks cave-woman look, though. She should be in King Conan if it ever gets made.

  • March 27, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Who wouldn't grow...

    by nemesisdarkside

    several inches when you're working with Anna Popplewell everyday for a few months.<P>Sorry, but I couldn't resist.

  • April 9, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I agree with Kizeesh

    by Valin Kenobi

    This just screams Dawn Treader. (It also looks very Dinotopian, now that I think about it.) Looks damn nifty though.