'The Chronicles of Narnia' to return with 'The Silver Chair'
TriStar Pictures has teamed up with the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One to bring "The Chronicles of Narnia" back to movie theaters with "The Silver Chair," the fourth published novel in Lewis' classic series.
According to TriStar parent Sony Pictures Entertainment, "Life of Pi" screenwriter David Magee will be in charge of adapting the novel for film. Gordon, Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams will serve as producers.
"Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy," Gordon said in a statement. "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."
"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," Gresham said in the statement. "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.'"
The film adaptations of the first three "Narnia" novels, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Prince Caspian" and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," made a combined $1.6 billion worldwide. The first two were released by Disney, and "Dawn Treader" was a Fox film.
A movie based on "The Silver Chair" has been planned since Gordon partnered up with the C.S. Lewis Company in 2013, but that was without a studio partner.