It's been three years since the release of the third film in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. But now, the news that fans of the C.S. Lewis series have been waiting since 2010 for has finally arrived — the fourth installment, The Silver Chair, is a go!
According to Deadline, though Disney took the reins on the first two movies in the franchise, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian, and Fox 2000 Pictures took on the third, The Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company have struck a deal to develop and produce the next fantasy film. C.S. Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham, says, "I have a great deal of respect for Mark Gordon's work and am confident that together we can bring the beauty and magical delight that Narnia engenders in the hearts of those who read the books to the screen in The Silver Chair. I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team."
Mark Gordon adds, "Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis' beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia. These fantasy stories inspire real-world passion among millions of devoted fans around the world. As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia."
If this turns out to be another success, we wonder if we can expect to see The Horse and His Boy, The Magician's Nephew and The Last Battle, too…
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