The Chronicles of Narnia franchise is set to return to the big screen with a new movie based on C.S. Lewis? fourth book, ?The Silver Chair.? It has been six years since the last movie, ?Voyage of the Dawn Treader?, and though there was mention of a revival last January, it has finally been confirmed by producer Mark Gordon that there is ?active? development on it.
Life of Pi and Finding Neverland writer, David Magee, will pen the script for the movie adaptation of the beloved book, but a director is yet to be hired. According to Mashable, the team is expecting to hire a director who will help bring a fresh approach to the series while capturing a broad global audience.
Three big production companies will finance the film: TriStar, Entertainment One (eOne) and The Mark Gordon Company. In the meantime, Sony and eOne will handle distribution. On the other hand, The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company will develop and produce the film. ?Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis? stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams will serve as producers.
The rescue of Prince Rillian
?Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy. 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 Silver Chair will continue after the events of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, after Prince Caspian became king. The story begins with the king?s son, Prince Rillian, going missing, leading Aslan to send Eustace Scrubb, together with his boarding school classmate, Jill Pope, to search for the missing monarch. It is unconfirmed if Will Poulter, who played Eustace in the previous film, will be returning to play the same part, and whether Liam Neeson will still give life to the terribly wonderful voice of Aslan.
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