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Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby Cleander » Aug 19, 2019 2:07 pm

Hi guys, I was just recently wondering about what the best locations to film the next Narnia series might be. I know New Zealand was kind of a favorite for fantasy films, but I wonder if more filming could be done elsewhere, and what specific spots would best embody Narnia.
Right now all I can think is that I'd want the Silver Chair filmed in the highlands of Scotland, and that Dragon Island should be filmed in a fjord, as the book describes (so perhaps Norway?) I know Gymfan once mentioned seeing waterfalls in Croatia that seemed like they were straight out of The Last Battle (I'm also part Croatian, so that would be interesting to see! :D ) Overall, filming in Europe more would also open the possibility for filming in real castles, so that might help as well.
C.S. Lewis also drew a lot of inspiration from his native Irish landscape, so really "faithful" filmmakers might want to check that out.
So what do you think? Do you have a specific spot in mind for a specific scene? A country? A certain type of scenery that you're not sure of the whereabouts of? 8-}
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Re: Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby narnia fan 7 » Aug 19, 2019 6:36 pm

Somewhere other than New Zealand.

It's a beautiful country, but I think it would be a good idea to film somewhere else in order to help give the Netflix productions a different visual feel from the Walden movies. Which I'm fine with.
Plus the Amazon LOTR show is going to be primarily shot in New Zealand, so there might not be enough room for Narnia anyway.

I don't really have any particular country I'd want them to film in. Scotland and Ireland do sound interesting though.
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Re: Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby Monty Jose » Aug 21, 2019 8:57 am

I like the idea of Scotland and Ireland. I also think some parts of Asia would have beautiful scenery, especially China with their mountains.

I would like to see Archenland, Narnia, and Ettinsmoor have their own feel.
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Re: Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby Reepicheep775 » Aug 21, 2019 4:01 pm

How about Canada? Perhaps I'm biased, but it really is beautiful here and there is a lot of variety in landscapes. And there's so much room! We are the second largest country, but we have one of the lowest population densities on earth. Not to mention, it would be perfect for filming a country locked in a Hundred Year Winter. ;)

I think Ireland would be a good choice too. I know that Lewis was creatively inspired by his childhood home and I think the Irish landscape is the closest to what I imagine Narnia looking like.
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Re: Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby Cleander » Aug 22, 2019 9:23 am

Reepicheep775 wrote:How about Canada? Perhaps I'm biased, but it really is beautiful here and there is a lot of variety in landscapes. And there's so much room! We are the second largest country, but we have one of the lowest population densities on earth. Not to mention, it would be perfect for filming a country locked in a Hundred Year Winter. ;)


Oh yes, Canada could be awesome, especially the Yukon! I went up that way once (near Toronto, not the Yukon) and I saw what you mean about the amount of room!)There's also more beavers there... :D
I guess North America just isn't an immediate choice for fantasy films for whatever reason. Though now that I think of it, there is a twin-peaked mountain out in Colorado called Cathedral Spires, that might make a good stand-in for Mount Pire:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=cathedra ... 6490987429
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Re: Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby decarus » Aug 22, 2019 1:49 pm

I think Canada is a good idea too. I wouldn't want the show to have the issues that British shows can have and I think of like the woods scenes in Once Upon a Time. I think there is a lot of great places that they could have for that show. They might do each show in different places because the settings are quite different, but for LWW I like the idea of Canada or for Narnia in MN for that matter.

It might be harder to find England locations up there though. I am not really sure. Like Digory's house or the run of old looking brownstones from MN.
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Re: Ideal Filming Locations for Netflix

Postby coracle » Aug 22, 2019 2:10 pm

One of the values of filming English looking places in other countries is finding more old fashioned streets, or scenery without modern tech features all over it (electrical wires and poles, telephone poles, roading etc).
NZ has a good store of these, and so do a number of countries.
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