Disney Pictures and Walden Media have tapped Micahel Apted to direct The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, with filming set to begin this coming January.
The Third installment in the series, ‘Dawn Treader’ reunites cast members including Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley and Skander Keynes. The first two films in the series were directed by Andrew Adamson. That second film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is set for release 5/16/2008.
Mark Johnson will be producing the third film along with Andrew Adamson. ‘Dawn Treader‘ will be released on 5/1/2009.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a huge hit when it launched on 12/9/2005. The film went on to gross $291.71 million domstically, while adding another $453.07 million from the overseas market ($744.78 million worldwide).