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February 27, 2009

Voyage of the Dawn Treader gets a rewrite

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The first draft -- or one of the first drafts, at any rate -- was written by Steven Knight (Amazing Grace, Eastern Promises). The next draft was written by Richard LaGravanese (The Fisher King, Freedom Writers).

Now, reports Variety, the next draft of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be written by Michael Petroni, whose credits include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned.

Petroni reportedly got the gig because the folks at Fox were impressed with his rewrites of Kevin Lima's Afterlife and the Julia Roberts vehicle Daniel Isn't Talking.

Walden Media hopes to start shooting the film in the summer and release it to theatres sometime around Christmas 2010 -- five years after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came out, and right around the same time Warner Brothers plans to release the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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