Apted To Direct Dawn Treader

Last week came word that a director had been set for the third “Narnia” film – “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” – but who that was remained a mystery.

Today its been revealed over at AICN that Michael Apted will be the one to steer this mostly sea-based chapter in the ‘Narnia’ series which is scheduled to begin production soon.

The move is a solid one, but surprising as Apted’s work has been on low-moderate budget thrillers (“Enigma,” “Enough,” “Gorky Park”) and acclaimed documentaries like the ‘7 Up’ series.

The closest thing scale wise he did was Pierce Brosnan’s third James Bond film “The World is Not Enough” which has often divided fans.