Star Movies to premiere Chronicles of Narnia

MUMBAI: Star Movies will air the exclusive premiere of Chronicles of Narnia, starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell on 27 April at 9 pm.

Chronicles of Narnia is an epic film based on C S Lewis’ timeless adventure. Set against the backdrop of World War II, it details the  exploits of Lucy (Henley), Edmund (Keynes), Susan (Popplewell) and Peter (Moseley), four siblings who are sent to the country estate of a mysterious professor for protection. There they find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of “hide-and-seek”. Once there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial powers forever.

Andrew Adamson made his live-action directorial debut with this film, which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Make Up and various other awards, and is the first of what will be a series of films based on the books. High-budget special effects, impressive performances by the film’s young newcomers, and beautiful set design move this film far beyond previous television adaptations.