It's one of the most beloved children's book series of all times, and now C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia will try to make the jump to big-screen success. But what's a film without a standout soundtrack to accompany itóor better yet, two?
Due out later this fall are two separate soundtracks inspired by the upcoming film version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which will be in theatres worldwide on December 9th. One of the albums, to be released September 27th, will feature inspirational artists, and the other, appearing October 25th, showcases mainstream pop and rock acts.
The inspirational set will include songs by the likes of Kutless, Jeremy Camp, Jars of Clay, and Steven Curtis Chapman, who provides the first single for the project with the song "Remembering You."
"So much has already been brilliantly communicated by C.S. Lewis with this story, so writing for it was kind of an overwhelming task," reflected Chapman on his contribution. "'Remembering You' is a song from the perspective of a lot of the characters at the end of the story saying, 'whenever I see the first signs of spring, I'll be remembering you, Aslan, the story and what is to come.'" (Aslan is the charismatic lion of the book's and the film's title.)
For more information on the movie and its soundtracks, visit narnia.com.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt