20th Century Fox has picked up The Chronicles of Narnia where Disney left it, floundering, and have delivered a second trailer for film three, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for all to see. Fans of the C.S. Lewis classic will surely come out in support, but as we learned with the previous film, Prince Caspian, it isn’t quite enough to bring the franchise back to its box office powerhouse status. It was enough to see Disney set the franchise and Walden Media afloat before they were picked up by Fox. And even though all of the behind the scenes hullabaloo has left Narnia feeling like a ship that’s sailed, there are a few nice visual treats in this trailer. Perhaps this is just the sort of movie to bring this franchise back to life. Check it out for yourself after the jump.
Synopsis: 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.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is due in theaters December 10, 2010.