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Saturday 19 December
10am, 8pm, Sky Movies Premiere
Remember Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar, where he forces himself to tell the truth for 24 hours? Well, here Jim Carrey forces himself to answer yes to any request, for a year. Which is upping the ante somewhat, but doesn't make it a better film. This is a return to the manic, gurning, not-very-funny Carrey, as if The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine etc hadn't happened. Just say no.
11.40am, 8pm, Sky Movies Family
What with Harry Potter, Narnia, Lemony Snicket and all, »
- Paul Howlett
Sydney -- Australia is becoming preferred destination for big-budget shoots again as the Aussie dollar becomes more competitive, with the announcement Friday that Walden Media and Twentieth Century Fox's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" will be made in Queensland.
It follows confirmation earlier this month that "Green Lantern" is set for a Sydney shoot later this year.
The Queensland government is in final negotiations to secure the shoot.
"Securing 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' would represent a welcome economic stimulus to Queensland, as well as significant job creation and the ongoing development of creative and technical skill," Queensland premier Anna Bligh said.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late July and wrap early November, with the production based at Warner Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
Along with a number of unspecified incentives to secure the shoot, Warner Roadshow Studios tank facilities were »
- By Pip Bulbeck
The third installment in The Chronicles Of Narnia series is set to hit the big screen - after Twentieth Century Fox stepped in to co-finance the project. Disney decided to back out of co-financing the third movie in Walden Media's fantasy series, despite the first two films garnering huge revenues at the box office.
And Fox bosses have now rescued plans for the third installment in C. S. Lewis' classic series - Voyage Of The Dawn Treader - and have already started work on a script.
3 items from 2009
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