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Some Pictures Of The Dawn Treader From Up In The Sky!!

Merrick here...
Over the past few months, we've received some (conspicuously good) "spy" photos of the Dawn Treader from director Michael Apted's forthcoming THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. You can find 'em HERE and HERE. Tracy Emin's Left Tit sent in these new aerial photos of the same vessel - making me wonder how, exactly, that tit went airborne in the first place. And, what's the other one up to?

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  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Looks like a nice place to not wear pants!

    by YackBacker

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by neosporing


  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by neosporing


  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Whopeee shit.

    by jackalcack

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Tracy Emin's right tit...

    by mtoppi1975

    ...has just signed on to star in "Little Fockers," opposite Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Tracy Emin's right tit will play an attractive pharmaceutical rep who's good looks wreak havoc on the men in the story.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Whos cares about this?

    by Series7

    We don't live in Europe. Its amazing how this movie is getting made while everyone talks about what a bomb it was. Since when did american studios care about European box office numbers?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    George Lucas Take Notes- Its not a CG Ship

    by daniel_larussos_gonna_fight

    That looks Kickass

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Wow- how many posts now about this dumb boat?

    by Rubiks Doob

    This is stupid...

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Seems obvious this is PR

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Particularly that shot from a previous article where a security guard is just sitting their calmly watching someone take pictures of something he's supposed to be guarding. The reason he wasn't perturbed is because it was a known marketing person taking the pictures. This slow leak of more and more pictures is a way to keep us talking about the project. The ship looks great by the way.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    GL and Spielberg scratching their heads

    by ricarleite2

    Saying "Wait a minute... they BUILT it? Why? Where is the green screen? This is confusing!"

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Where's teh suck-urity guard????????...

    by Mel Garga

    They probably fired his poor ass and sent him back to Wal-Mart to work as a greeter. These movies don't blow me away but I've been pleasantly surprised at the production quality thus far. And my kids seem to enjoy them so bring it on.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I'm working on this film right now

    by JettL93

    i've had detailed meetings with high exectutives, you guys are going to really love what we are doing with this movie. The boat is scary magnificant close up, i had chills!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Wowee, I'd sure like to see that thing in an actual scene

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Not dissing the project, but arrrgh, when are we going to see it in some setting other than dry dock? Or the earlier photos that looked like the early set up stage of the town carnival?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I'm also working on this film right now


    Sometimes i wave at JettL93 from the ship. He no wave back.<P>This make me feel terribad.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    That looks cool

    by FeralAngel

    I hope this flick is better than the Lord-of-the-Rings-wannabe flick Caspian. That wasn't a BAD film, exactly, it just wasn't a good adaptation of a good book. It also screwed up some of the characters, like Susan and Reepicheep. Hope this one does better. It'd have to bust its balls to do worse.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Why on land?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    I'm guessing they have it on that peninsula so they can have the ocean always in the background? It also appears to be on a giant turn table so they can always have the water in view of the camera, pretty clever if that's the case.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    ... a really big version of that crazy boat that took Jimmy and Freddie to see Witchiepoo... and that ain't all bad. Unless it turns all evil like that one did.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    The first two movies in this series were brutally underwhelming, in my opinion, therefore I've been indifferent toward a third film. Andrew Adamson did a great job directing his "Shrek" stories, but seemed to lose his way on the "Chronicles of Narnia." The script was poor, the visuals were beautifully rendered but meaningless due to the poor script, and, most damningly, by the end of the film I didn't give a shit about any of the kids. Literally, I didn't fucking care.<p> Which was amazing, considering how much I loved the earlier film version of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe." Something about the child chemistry was horribly off. Maybe the script just never tapped into quietly heartfelt moments that would've made us care about the Pevensies. I don't know.<p. But the movies suffered A LOT because of it. So I've been indifferent toward a third film.<p> That was, until I read that Michael Apted, one of my favorite directors out there, had taken over directing duties. I mean, NOW I'm fucking interested!<p> I hope he erases Adamson's amateur take on the story and knocks it out of the park.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Apted Cont.

    by Cobbio

    For some reason, the second half of my entry was erased when I clicked "Post." Fuck.<p> I don't feel like re-explaining everything, so I'll just say that since Michael Apted is onboard for the third film, I'm now excited as hell to see what he'll do with it.<p> Adamson tried and failed. Apted's a much better director who understands drama, so I hope he hits it out of the park!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I'm working on this film too.

    by jimmay

    The sandwiches the caterer brings in are fantastic! You guys would really be pleased. There's Ruebens, clubs, Turkey and Cheddar, Chipotle mayo, it's fantastic!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Aint-it-boat news

    by jimmay

    What this site really needs is at least thirteen more articles on this boat. Sure we've seen it, but there's still at least a few more angles it could be seen from. And of course, this is only necessary due to the overwhelming buzz pouring out about this project. The hype is deafening. Can't you feel the excitement teeming out of this very talkback?!?!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by harrys_site_sucks

    It looks like it's still flooded at 6 Flags over Atlanta.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by JettL93

    When have i never waved back at you, i'm always friendly when i'm on set. thats why so many directors share secrets with me. Next time you see me, indroduce yourself because i'm starting to think you don't actually work on set with me

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    How many horsepower on that puppy?

    by Royston Lodge

    Has is got a Mercury or an Evinrude?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    thought some of you would find this interesting

    by lprothro

    Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Mark Strong have joined the cast of joined "John Carter of Mars," Disney's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series that Andrew Stanton is directing. Church plays Tal Hajus, an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler. Purefoy plays Kantos Kan, the captain of the Xavarian, the kingdom of Helium's grand warship. Strong is Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems with godlike status.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'm working on this film too.

    by SamusMaXximus

    Due to budget constraints, we're just going to be using scenes from the first two movies and green screen the boat in whenever possible.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    It looks less like a carnival ride from that angle

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    than earlier photos we saw. Half the battle is just making it look like a real ship.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'll bet you're right about that gimble

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I hope that's low tide so they can actually get the water anywhere near the ship. I asssume they'll CG in the water in the front of the boat, but it's so far back behind it that I'm sure that would limit their shots choices.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by God's Brother

    THAT LOOKS SO COOL OMIGOD I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE these pictures are so cooollll holy shit

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Why didn't they just CGI it?

    by MichelleRodrijizz

    Hardly as if anyone gives two shits for this fag-dance franchise anyway.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I cannot wait!!

    by Sith Witch

    I love the Narnia films more than anything since well...1982? Evebn then they hold more power over me than that blessed time o' fantasy flicks.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Hey, ArmedNDrunk

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Meet God's Brother. You two should have a lot to argue about.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Hey, ArmedNDrunk

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Meet Sith Witch. You two should have even more to argue about.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Hey, ArmedNDrunk, "anyone?"

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I do not think this words means what you think it means.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Dudes, JettL93 just waved at me

    by The Bicycle Sharer

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    For Narnia!

    by 0007

    Can we start a line for this now? The last film was one of the most "adult" concept films wrapped up in the cloak of believable fantasy I've ever seen.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Blue Harvest Part II

    by KingDingaLing

    Yup, that's the new, updated version of Jabba's sail barge. Comming to a redbox dvd kiosk near you soon.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Much like the ship from "Hook"

    by Redmond

    It looks great in real life, but will look awful on film. Why? It's too big.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Blue Harvest Part II *UPDATE*

    by KingDingaLing

    Filming has been halted because whiney Miley Cyrus has refused to don the famous "slave leia" metal bikini. Her agent confirms that filming will resume when the bikini is remade out of gold, and that Miss Miley is allowed to keep the item after the project is completed.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST



  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Here we see the Dawn Treader . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . being disassembled at the Missouri State Fair. Arkansas State Fair or bust!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    "Strong is Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems with godlike status. "<p> If that's true, that confuses me, because that character shouldn't show up until the second book. He wouldn't fit anywhere in "Princess of Mars".

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I'm working on this movie too

    by DarthBakpao

    Man, fate bring us together on this talkback. Btw, i was fired for leaking these pictures...

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Like Hollywood

    by oface

    Grounded doing shit........

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by yiannis

    "Since when did american studios care about European box office numbers?"<br><br>That could quite possibly be the most mind-numbingly arrogant comment I have ever seen, even for a blindly patriotic American with no knowledge of anything outside his own borders.<br><br>On any given film, it is normally a safe assumption that 50% of its income for both cinema and DVD releases will come from OUTSIDE America. In fact, the highest grossing film of all time (Titanic, obviously) only made about 33% of its income in America (approx. 600 mil US gross, compared to 1.8 billion worldwide). Studios rely on the American gross to cover the cost of making and marketing the film and rely on the foreign gross for profit.<br><br>If you don't think a major international company like a movie studio gives a shit about 50% of their income (and probably closer to 70-80% of their profit) then I will gladly accept half your salary for the rest of your life.<br><br>There's a reason human beings are born with a brain. Try using the fucking thing

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I got heaps of pics

    by BendersShinyAss

    as i live walking distance. I'm so cool

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    and it's hardly a closed set....

    by BendersShinyAss

    they have a grand stand built so people can watch the production

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    Hmm, looks pretty smooth to me...

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    the last time we covered a boat this much

    by virgin_eyeballs

    it sank.

  • Oct. 2, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    The more I see of Narnia on film...

    by Sepulchrave

    ..the less I like it. No, that's not a real ship: that's a garish funfair ride. It's absolutely hideous and looks like the product of a diseased and decedent civilisation; the funeral barge of some deranged and syphilitic fascist emperor. I know boats and that is one ugly ass boat.