CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

The Chronicles Of Narnia return, berthed at a new studio (20th Century Fox) as The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader sets sail on December 10 with Eddie Izzard joining Ben Barnes and Georgie Henley on an epic journey aboard The Dawn Treader ship in this Michael Apted directed family blockbuster.

Eddie appears in the beginning and around 18:55 (thanks Annette)

'Narnia' star a humble prince
By JIM SLOTEK -- Sun Media (excerpt)

Barnes' only real regret is he never got to meet Eddie Izzard, the British comedian who voices the Narnian character of Reepicheep, a warrior-mouse who joins Caspian in the war against the Telmarines.

"Eddie Izzard is one of my comedic heroes, I've seen him, like, three times onstage and obviously I didn't meet him when we were shooting. It would have been great. It was obviously exciting to see me in the movie having conversations with one of my heroes when I'd been talking to a piece of wire. He was definitely better than the wire.

"I still haven't talked to Eddie, but I just did a film called Easy Virtue, which is kind of a Noel Coward thing, and Eddie does a sketch in one of his videos about the British film industry and how nothing ever happens. People walk into a room, 'What are you doing?' 'Well, I'm just moving books to the left.' 'I didn't realize you'd be in here.' 'Well, I am.' 'Well, I think you'd better go.' 'Yes, I think you'd better had.'

"And I was doing a scene with Colin Firth in the film in which we realized we'd said nothing to each other. And we said, 'Instead of doing this scene, why don't we do (Eddie's)? We'll go in and do this little skit in the first take.' And that's what we did.

"So I'm hoping it makes the DVD extras. I'll send a copy to Eddie Izzard and hope he think's it's funny."

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Eddie Izzard lends voice to The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor


Izzard will voice the diminutive Reepicheep in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the sequel to CS Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

This is the first image of Reepicheep from the Disney movie, which is a mix of live action and computer-generated animation.

Reepicheep from the Disney movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Izzard said of the role: "I didn't see myself as Reepicheep but then I thought that it may be fun.

"And looking again at Reepicheep I realised that he has always been recorded in a high, slightly camp voice because of the overt language that he uses and his chivalrous nature, but actually he is a murderous little so-and-so of a mouse. I see him as the Mad Max of mice."

The Narnia books have sold 90 million copies since their publication in the 1950s.

Prince Caspian is the second in a series of seven.

Disney turned The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe into a hit film in 2005 and this is the eagerly-awaited follow-up.

Izzard, 46, fell in love with the Narnia books as a child.

"I read them all and I didn't really read many things as a kid. The Narnia ones I really got into and I read every single one of them," he said.

"I think it was the wish fulfilment - you go off and become adults, get swords and horses and fight battles.

"Kids want to get these powers and you are hungry for it when you are 10 or 11 or 12.

"You feel you can go out and do all this stuff. So it was that and the imagination - that in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, in the back of a wardrobe, there is a door to another world - that is just amazing!

"I liked The Magician's Nephew as well - you put on a ring and you go to another place. A magic ring - wow! Then there's the one with a secret door in a wall. It was those things in which they took you to a place where the wish fulfilment and the adventure were huge. They just really grabbed me."

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is released in the US on May 16 and in the UK on June 26.

Movie tie-in editions of the books will be published by HarperCollins on May 5

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 16 (release date) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Director Andrew Adamson follows up The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with Stage 2 in this cycle of C.S. Lewis adaptations. This time, those intrepid Pevensie kids return to Narnia and help its rightful heir reclaim the throne from his wicked Uncle Miraz. You know what's cool? Eddie Izzard playing the voice of Reepicheep.

Eddie Izzard (Voice of Reepicheep) - "He's like Mad Max crossed with a guy like William the Conqueror. He just goes around slashing and killing. His sole interest in life is to pile up dead bodies. Mad Max's wife and child were killed in the first film and I can only assume that's what happened to Reepicheep, because he's so driven by rage and revenge. But he also has the code of honour which limits him. In previous versions he's played in a camp way - everyone does him in a high-pitched squeaky voice. I wanted to dump that. He's basically Mad Max as a mouse."

(FROM AIN'T IT COOL NEWS)
Adamson and I talked about Reepicheep and how much I'm looking forward to seeing what Eddie Izzard brings to the fan-favorite violent sword-swinging mouse. Adamson said that he didn't really find the character of Reepicheep until Izzard came in to record his dialogue. He had an idea, he said, but he came to find that he had subconsciously lifted a lot of his character for Puss N' Boots when doing SHREK 2. So, he couldn't lock down a character that was different from Puss until he heard Izzard give his voice. Then things began clicking.

EDDIE CAST AS REEPICHEEP IN NEW NARNIA MOVIE
Another report from BNAT 9 has revealed the voice of Reepicheep: Eddie Izzard (stand-up comic, voice of Bee Army General in Bee Movie) will be the voice of Reepicheep in the Prince Caspian movie.

   

 

 


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