'The Chronicles of Narnia' Franchise Reboot Coming with 'The Silver Chair'

Carla Harmon
August 10, 2016

What do you think of the fact that the Chronicles of Narnia will once more be on the big screen?

There is no word yet whether or not the actor who played Eustace Scrubb in the last movie, Will Poulter, will be returning for this movie, or if Liam Neeson, who has voiced Aslan in the earlier movies will also be back. He said a lot of other obfuscating BS about it being a "brand new franchise", which was repeated with today's news that TriStar is funding the movie with eOne and the Mark Gordon Company. The story takes place 10 years after the events of Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Narnia's timeline, but only one year later on Earth.

Mike Fleming Jr. writes that Sony-based TriStar Pictures is joining The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to make "The Silver Chair, " one of the seven books in C.S. Lewis's popular Christian themed series "The Chronicles of Narnia". Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee is penning the adaptation, which is being produced by Mark Gordon, Vincent Sieber, Melvin Adams and Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham. "We are so pleased to team up with our good friends at TriStar and our partners at eOne to introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new", said Gordon. The next two installments in the series, Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader, were released in 2008 and 2010, respectively. The previous films grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide.

This is the fourth Narnia film in the past 11 years. "To have the opportunity to bring new life to the Narnia films with a new creative team is a career highlight".

The Narnia franchise has taken in almost 1.6 billion worldwide and Lewis' beloved series of seven novels have sold more than 100 million copies around the world.

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