Producer says The Silver Chair will reboot Chronicles of Narnia franchise
It's been a little over five years since the release of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, and besides the hiring of LIFE OF PI writer David Magee to script THE SILVER CHAIR, there hasn't been much movement on the planned fourth installment in the film series. Back in 2013, The C.S. Lewis Company joined forces with The Mark Gordon Company to develop the next sequel, and producer Mark Gordon recently gave an update on the project while taking questions at the TCA winter press tour, saying "We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly. We’re very excited about it."
Gordon was also asked by Collider if any of the original cast members will be back for the next movie, and based on his response, it sounds like he wants to reboot the franchise with THE SILVER CHAIR.
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 went on to clarify by "original characters" he means one from the Narnia mythology who haven't appeared in any of the films yet. This kind of makes sense, since the book the movie will be based on takes place (in Narnia, anyway) decades after the events from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, however I am curious to know if Gordon and company are at least considering bringing Liam Neeson back as the voice of Aslan the Lion.
Although I read most of the Lewis novels as a kid, the film adaptations haven't done much for me, and I'm just not sure if there is any interest in another Narnia flick. Do you think The C.S. Lewis Company and The Mark Gordon Company should move forward with THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE SILVER CHAIR?
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