EW scoops ''The Chronicles of Narnia'' -- The C.S. Lewis classic gets made over by ''Shrek'' director Andrew Adamson

By EW Staff
Updated January 17, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

Four schoolchildren enter an enchanted land where animals talk and snow is a deep religious metaphor in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, adapted from the C.S. Lewis classic. Christian trappings aside, ”It’s the universal story of family coming together to save the world,” says director Andrew Adamson (Shrek). Animators will render the messianic titular feline, while Tilda Swinton (The Deep End) brings flesh, blood, and menace to the White Witch. The Wardrobe . . . is just a box made of wood.