It looks like those who hated the recent string of The Chronicles of Narnia films (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) can rest easy at night as we’ve just learned that the upcoming 4th film, The Silver Chair, will serve as a The Chronicles of Narnia reboot.
The news comes out of the TCA winter press tour via the film’s producer Mark Gordon, who says Narnia is experiencing a bit of a rebirth, confirming that the upcoming fantasy film is in active development. He also noted that they’re hoping to begin production “very shortly.”
When asked by Collider if the new movie will see any of the original cast reprising their roles, Gordon responded, “No, it’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.”
The Mark Gordon Company acquired the rights to the franchise from the Walden Group in 2013, after which the Silver Chair adaptation was announced. Of course, it makes sense for the new owners to want to build something of their own with the fantasy franchise.
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Hopefully, the upcoming fantasy film can give C.S. Lewis’ narrative the proper treatment, unlike the previous three films which never lived up to their potential and were middling, at best.
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