Michael Apted has been hired by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media to direct The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. According to Variety, Andrew Adamson, who directed the first two films in the series, will be back for this third installment as a producer.

Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes will all be returning for this third go-around.

The second film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, is being released sometime in 2008. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will start principle photography in January of 2008. It is looking at a May 1st, 2009 release date.

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