The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair Will Reboot The Franchise

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While The Chronicles of Narnia film series has been on hold since the release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010, but one of the series’ producers has confirmed that there are still plans to continue adapting C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy stories for the screen.

“We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly,” producer Mark Gordon told Collider of the planned adaptation of The Silver Chair. “We’re very excited about it.”

We’ve known that David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland) has been working on a screenplay adapting the fourth book of the Narnia series, but Gordon confirmed that the next film won’t just be a sequel, but a reboot.

When asked about returning cast members, Gordon said, “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.”

Gordon clarified that “original characters” means characters from Lewis’ novels that haven’t been on screen yet, not new additions to the story, but this should be self-evident. The Silver Chair takes place a decade into Narnia’s future, and the only major returning character is Eustace Scrubb, a cousin of the Pevensie children who was introduced in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Silver Chair is largely a standalone story, so the reboot angle is almost inconsequential, at least for now.

There’s also the fact that the first three Chronicles of Narnia films – The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – were produced by Walden Media. The company lost the rights in 2011. In 2013, The Mark Gordon Company entered an agreement with The C.S. Lewis Company to produce The Silver Chair, so changes in talent are to be expected.

Still, as a fan of the original stories, it’s good to hear the gears are still in motion to bring the remaining Chronicles of Narnia to the big screen.

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  1. since they are rebooting why not start with the magician's nephew which is a prequel...just saying. its my personally favorite of the series

    • CB122572
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    I think this is a misuse of the term reboot. we knew eustace would need recast but all remaining apearances in the series of the Pevensies are as adults and Susan doesn't get to come back. The article is also mistaken as The Silver Chair is the last of the books to have been adapted before. The Horse and His boy is told in The Silver Chair so you could abridge it an treat it like the Deathly Hollows Story within a story in Harry potter. The Magician's Nephew would only require Liam Neeson and tilda Swinton. I don't think the content of the Last Battle is adaptable. hard to pull off the visual of the fake Aslan and Susan's fate is too dark and controversial.

  2. *cups mouth* GIVE IT UP. Nobody cares about Narnia aside from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Stop trying to make fetch happen.

    • Aryaman
    • 56 Posts in 18 Months

    Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    • SuperTim
    • 1258 Posts in 14 Months

    CB122572 said ... (original post)

    I think this is a misuse of the term reboot. we knew eustace would need recast but all remaining apearances in the series of the Pevensies are as adults and Susan doesn't get to come back. The article is also mistaken as The Silver Chair is the last of the books to have been adapted before. The Horse and His boy is told in The Silver Chair so you could abridge it an treat it like the Deathly Hollows Story within a story in Harry potter. The Magician's Nephew would only require Liam Neeson and tilda Swinton. I don't think the content of the Last Battle is adaptable. hard to pull off the visual of the fake Aslan and Susan's fate is too dark and controversial.

    It's only a misuse of the word reboot when you don't understand what the full definition of the word is. 

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