Just read this news story: Here Synopsis: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" will begin filming in mid-2004, under the direction of Andrew Adamson, who did the film "Shrek." Weta (Peter Jackson's animation studio) will also be working on the films. Adamson has the film rights to 5 of the 7 books in the chronicles. I'm really excited about this, especially since Weta is working on it. It will be a long time before we'll see these on the big screen though. I can be patient!