3D 'Narnia' chosen as Royal Film Performance

Michael Apted fantasy to screen in late November

LONDON -- British royalty is to get a taste of the all-singing, all-dancing world of digital 3D.

At least that's the hope as "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" has been picked as this year's Royal Film Performance and will unspool in 3D at the event later this year.

A Royal and World premiere, the Michael Apted directed "Narnia" is scheduled to screen in late November this year with "members of the Royal Family" in attendance. Organizers said they will confirm nearer the time exactly which family members will be expected.

The Twentieth Century Fox and Walden Media production reunites Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes with Ben Barnes in the cast and is the third installment in the "Narnia" franchise from Walden. It will be the first RFP to show in digital 3D.

Fox took up the co-production reins after the first two outings were co-produced by Disney. The first, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe," also garnered the honor of being the RFP in 2005.

The RFP is the main fundraising event of The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund the trade charity for the U.K. film and television industries.
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