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Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair In The Works

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 01:50

Sony's TriStar Pictures is moving forward with the fourth C.S. Lewis adaptation with Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

Deadline reports Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland scribe David Magee has already been working on writing the script.

The previous three Narnia movies grossed $1.6 million worldwide, and the novels have sold well over 100 million copies.

Disney developed the first two movies, with Fox the third. It's noted TriStar is a good fit for Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair because "the property fits TriStar head Hannah Minghella's mandate to generate literary properties that will travel, something that fits Tom Rothman’s mandate at Sony."

“Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy," Mark Gordon, a producer on the upcoming movie, 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.”

“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,” Minghella said. “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.”

“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,"  C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham and producer on Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair said.

Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams are also on board as producers.

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