Royal flush: Disney’s “Prince Caspian” gets pushed to ’08

In a rare example of a studio not shooting for a release date, Disney has pushed back the opening of “Prince Caspian” until summer of 2008.

The reason? Director Andrew Adamson needs more time for the special effects. It should come as no surprise, since CGI is possibly the only thing more addictive than heroin to directors: “Spider-man” started out with 470 effects shots. It’s sequel? 850. And the estimate for “Spider-Man 3”? More than 1,100. And that’s for a character without hair.

We shudder to think what it takes to make Aslan look so fine.