Get a behind the scenes look at the upcoming movie with Prince Caspian: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, by Ernie Malik.
With the movie adaptation of Prince Caspian hitting the theaters in May, I jumped at the chance to receive a review copy of the illustrated companion. I didn’t think it was possible, but this book made me even more excited to see this classic children’s story brought to life! There are behind-the-scenes insights, interviews, and gorgeous photos to accompany everything about the movie.
Director Andrew Adamson discusses the changes he made to the movie screenplay from the original story. There are interesting interviews with the entire returning and new cast of characters. There is even a section dedicated to the development of the brave mouse, Reepicheep, a favorite character and a lead in the next book/movie – Voyage of the Dawn Treader. With gorgeous photos on location in the exotic locales and fabulous sets, it looks that the backdrop for Prince Caspian will be just as visually stunning as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, if not more. And there is even a section on the music and auditory elements of the film, which was one of my favorite things about the previous movie – the incredible score.
The talented visual artists that bring the creatures to life have special sections detailing the special effects, make-up, costuming, weaponry, etc. The book is so chocked-full of information, photos, and other interesting tidbits, that I haven’t even listed them all.
This fantastic companion would be a wonderful addition to any Narnia fan’s collection.