The beloved children’s book series is back, now on it’s new home. The Chronicles of Narnia franchise will be revived via The Silver Chair.
TriStar Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One today officially announced plans to revive film franchise. Sony and eOne will distribute. Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams will produce. David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Narnia) will write the script.
This will be a new start for the beloved C.S. Lewis children’s series on the big screen. The previous franchise saw adaptations of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), and earned $1.6 billion in total. The first two films were distributed by Disney, while Dawn Treader was handled by Fox.
The Silver Chair was the fourth published novel in The Chronicles of Narnia series and is the sixth in Lewis’ preferred, chronological reading order. The story is set primarily in the world of Narnia, decades after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader there but less than a year later in England. King Caspian X is now an old man, but his son and only heir, Prince Rilian, is missing. Aslan the lion sends two children from England to Narnia on a mission to resolve the mystery: Eustace Scrubb, from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and his class-mate, Jill Pole. In the frame story, Eustace and Jill are students at a horrible boarding school, Experiment House.