I learned from various sources last week that Ben Barnes and Georgie Henley, King Caspian and Lucy, will attend a special premiere of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader this Sunday, February 13. On its Narnia website, Fox Japan held a contest for 100 fans to attend the premiere. The contest is now closed. The theatrical release is still February 25.
I went to NarniaWeb asking for more information and ‘Aslans Country’ offered this.
I was looking around on the Japanese website, and found a little more info. The premiere opens at 4:30, and the movie starts at 5:00, ending around 7:30. As well as Georgie Henley and Ben Barnes, it’s being attended by several of the actors that did the voice dubbings for the Japanese version. …. The actors will be talking on stage or something, and then they’ll all go and watch the movie, which is the dubbed version.
I think the entire event is from 5:00 to 7:30, and doors open at 4:30. Somewhere else it states that the movie is 1 hour 52 minutes long, so that fits.
A new Japanese TV spot in HD is now on YouTube. Check out the video below!
How will Dawn Treader do in Japan? A probable $25 million or better? Many fans think the film’s performance in Japan is key to the Narnia franchise, especially to a $400 million worldwide gross and confirmation of greenlighting The Silver Chair.
We’ll keep you up to date on the February 13 premiere, plus Dawn Treader‘s opening weekend in Japan!
2/12 UPDATE: Ben and Georgie have arrived in Tokyo, Japan! Just Jared Jr has five photos of the stars. EyePrime has three more (just Georgie). And a Japanese fan posted one of Ben on Twitter (Twitpic). We’ll keep you updated here, or on Facebook and Twitter, for more news and photos of the Dawn Treader premiere in Japan!
Images: NarniaWeb, Just Jared Jr