ROYALTY ON SCREEN: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (3D)


ROYALTY ON SCREEN: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (3D)
by Darius Kadivar

C.S Lewis's third installment of the Narnia Chronicles will be out this Christmas. Directed by Michael Apted and starring Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Simon Pegg, Shane Rangi. Lewis was an admirer of Persian Poet Ferdowsi's Epic Book of Kings.

  Official Trailer I: Official Trailer II:    
Plot:     This time around – Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.
C.S Lewis and the Shahnameh:
C.S. Lewis (Narnia Chronicles) and J.R.R Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) both of whom as members of The Inklings, an Oxford literary group,united by a love of literature and traditional values, greatly admired the Persian Poet's Book of Kings and were inspired by Persian Pre-Islamic Mythology. A confirmation of this assessment was given recently by a publication of Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis Cambridge 1950- 1963 in which we learn about his endorsement of Zoroastrianism as "one of the finest of the Pagan religions," and his eagerness to see more recognition for the Persian epic The ShahnamehFerdowsi's Book of Kingstold them important things about life—about who they were, what the world was like, and about the realm of the divine, rejoicing in their triumphant moments, weeping at tragic turns of events. Thus proving the universality of literature and its quest for immortal legends in the Empire of Dreams and Nightmares …          
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