According to Deadline, TriStar Pictures, eOne, The C.S. Lewis Company, and The Mark Gordon Company will team up to produce the next installment in the beloved children’s book series from C.S. Lewis: The Silver Chair.
Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee is attached to write the screenplay, with Mark Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams serving as producers.
And now onto the producer statements! Gordon said in a press release:
“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.”
Douglas Gresham added:
“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.”
TriStar head Hannah Minghella played up the intense nostalgia around this story in her own statement:
“Reading The Chronicles of Narnia was one of the formative experiences of my childhood, just as it has been for children around the world for generations. To have the opportunity to bring new life to the Narnia films with a new creative team is a career highlight.
“Our mission is to build TriStar Pictures as a home for filmmaker-driven literary and commercial movies, and this film represents a huge step forward for us. We’re thrilled to be working with Mark, Doug, Melvin, Vincent, and David as we adapt The Silver Chair.”
Since the characters in the novel are all new. this could be a “reboot” of the franchise. I, for one, hope this works and they can finish out the series. There is plenty of material to mine left.
Source: Den Of Geeks
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