Narnia series’ Prince Caspian to release 16 May

Mumbai: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia, is due for worldwide summer release on 16 May.

Prince Caspian is on an even more ambitious scale than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the first installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series) and will feature bigger battles, more effects shots, more CGI creatures and some of the largest sets ever created for a Hollywood movie.

Four Pevensie children Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edward (Skandar Keynes), and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are summoned back to the magical land of talking animals and mythical creatures, where they discover that more than a thousand Narnian years have passed since their last adventure and much has changed.

The White Witch may be dead, but Narnia is under the sway of a tyrannical new ruler, King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto), and the Pevensies must unite with the young Prince Caspian (played by British actor Ben Barnes) in an attempt to restore peace and harmony to the once happy land.

The new film reunites the original creative team behind the blockbuster first film including veteran director, screenwriter, producer Andrew Adamson, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and producers Mark Johnson and Philip Steuer. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is the second installment of the seven book series.