‘The Chronicles of Narnia‘ franchise is set to head back to the big screen with an adaptation of ‘The Silver Chair.’
As first reported by Deadline, TriStar Pictures is teaming up with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to bring the book to life.
Sony and eOne will be distributing the picture.
C.S. Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham, had this to say about the reboot:
“It’s been both fun and exciting to work with Mark Gordon and David Magee to develop the next Narnian movie, and now it’s a thrill to welcome Tristar to our Narnia family. I greatly look forward to plunging again into the joys and challenges of once more bringing Narnia to the screen, this time with the wonderful story of The Silver Chair.”
Because this reboot is considered the beginning of a whole new franchise (with ‘The Silver Chair‘ taking place decades ahead of ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’) we will not be seeing the previous ‘Narnia’ actors reprising their roles.
Together, the previous ‘Narnia’ films—The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)—grossed $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.
The seven ‘Narnia’ books in the series have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.
Don’t know about you, but we’re greedy, ergo hoping they do end up turning all the books into movies. For now, we’re beyond excited for ‘The Silver Chair’ as it was an amazing book with loads of potential.