'We had hoped...'
That this might be the first successful screen adaptation of C. S. Lewis' life and/or work. I was hoping, anyway.
This link from Shea, on the upcoming film 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe':
"So I've really tried to make the story about a family which is disenfranchised and disempowered in World War II, that on entering Narnia, through their unity as a family become empowered at the end of the story. It's really bringing the humanity of the characters into what is effectively a symbolic story."
Once you've recovered from your momentary nausea, remember that the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy was motivated by similar wackiness on the part of both the directors and actors, and it still turned out pretty darned good, all told.
# posted by Jamie : 2:25 PM