News briefs: Narnia 3 shoots; Jonze acquires Boxes

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Twentieth Century Fox announced that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third installment in the epic series of films based on the best-selling books by C.S. Lewis, began principal photography on location in Queensland, Australia, on Monday; the production, a joint venture between Fox and Walden Media, continues the franchise that commenced with the 2005 release, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Spike Jonze has acquired feature rights to Shane Jones' debut novel Light Boxes, with Ray Tintori attached to direct, Variety reported; published earlier this year by Genius Press, the book is centered on a mysterious town that endures a deadly 1,000-day winter.

This year's The Times BFI London Film Festival will open with Wes Anderson's stop-motion-animated Fantastic Mr. Fox as a world premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter: Anderson's first animated film, which he co-wrote with Noah Baumbach, is based on the best-selling children's book by British author Roald Dahl.