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“Chronicles of Narnia” opening in India ahead of U.S.

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Who knew there were so many “Chronicles of Narnia” fans in New Delhi?

Hoping to reach a sufficiently global audience this holiday season, Fox Star Studios India has announced it will release “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” in India one week ahead of the film’s U.S. release, according to the Hollywood Reporter. THR reports that “Narnia” will open in India on Dec. 10, which IS the U.S. release date. Perhaps they mean Dec. 3?

As for opening earlier overseas, it’s not quite an unprecedented move. The last James Bond installment, “Quantum of Solace,” opened in India before reaching the States, But it is a massive move, as “Narnia” will enjoy the widest release for a Hollywood film in India’s history. THR reports that the third “Narnia” film will receive more than “800 prints including dubbed versions in Hindi and regional languages and 3D versions, as well.”

The third “Narnia” reunites Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skander Keynes) with King Caspian (Ben Barnes) for a journey aboard the ship Dawn Treader to stop the evil White Witch (Tilda Swinton). Muchael Apted directs the fantasy adventure, which will be in U.S. theaters on Dec. 10.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • November 15, 2010 | Permalink |

    WE INDIANS LOVE ASLAN Come To India To Believe The Craze Here For NARNIA AND ASLAN.

    Incredible India Who Gave The World ZERO AND VALUE OF PIE

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