C.S. Lewis Company Developing 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair'
by Ethan Anderton
October 1, 2013
It's been three years since The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader hit theaters. The following spring, Walden Media was said to be looking at The Magician's Nephew as the next film in the franchise from 20th Century Fox. However, since then we haven't heard any updates, and the franchise was presumed dead in the water. But now, The C.S. Lewis Company has announced a new deal with The Mark Gordon Company to bring The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, the fourth book in the series, to the big screen. So would any original cast members from the first three films come back? More below!
Well, the only human character from the original films needed would be the original trio's cousin Eustace, played by Will Poulter (We're the Millers, The Maze Runner) in the third film. In the book, a new character named Jill and Eustace embark on a journey to find the son of the King Caspian, who has grown elderly and sad in the prince's absence. Their adventure takes them into the Underland where there lies "an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected." It's unclear of producers will try to bring Poulter back to reprise his role, especially now that he's a rising star and getting into action with The Maze Runner next year, but we're betting this will act as more of a reboot than a sequel. Thoughts?
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The Silver chair was the fourth book published but chronologically it is the sixth entry to the series if a history of Narnia is followed, so yes it is basically the sequel to Dawn Threader.
Fidel Reyes on Oct 1, 2013
This is going to be great! Sounds like they have a good plan. Either way casting goes, should turn out great!
Adam on Oct 1, 2013
I'm a huge Narnia fan, grew up with the books (in the published, non chronological order) and love all three of the previous movies. Such great movies to show my kids! I'm very excited to read this news because I was under the impression, as Ethan said, that this series was dead in the water. Looks as though Aslan may be on the move again...
Gohikeone on Oct 1, 2013
I really enjoy the Narnia movies, but it cannot be a very sound investment to make another one of these.
DAVIDPD on Oct 1, 2013
I really like the actor who played Eustace in Dawn Treader, he was also in Son of Rambow which was pretty fun. He's getting a bit old to be playing the role, but Hollywood/TV cast 20-somethings all the time as teens and it would be nice to have that bit of continuity.
serke on Oct 1, 2013
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