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Producer says The Silver Chair will reboot Chronicles of Narnia franchise

01.13.2016

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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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Source: Collider

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3:08AM on 01/14/2016
I like the first movie but the second and third movie feel very boring.
I like the first movie but the second and third movie feel very boring.
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9:52PM on 01/13/2016
This is fine with me. I enjoyed the films for the most part, but the last one was kinda boring. I do hope they bring back Liam as Aslan though!
This is fine with me. I enjoyed the films for the most part, but the last one was kinda boring. I do hope they bring back Liam as Aslan though!
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5:11PM on 01/13/2016
Love the books still like a child today.
Apart from the first film. they were very underwhelming indeed.
I don't know why they are talking reboots as the book Silver Chair only has Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter) and a whole new set of new characters anyway!
Love the books still like a child today.
Apart from the first film. they were very underwhelming indeed.
I don't know why they are talking reboots as the book Silver Chair only has Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter) and a whole new set of new characters anyway!
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12:14PM on 01/13/2016

The Perfect NARNIA Reboot!

Give the rights back to Disney, restart from the beginning with THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, and make it more PG-13. Fuck you, Fox 2000 Pictures!
Give the rights back to Disney, restart from the beginning with THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, and make it more PG-13. Fuck you, Fox 2000 Pictures!
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12:10PM on 01/13/2016
Hollywood, please quit "rebooting" shit. I agree with the comments below me - where there's no magic, there's no magic. At least with a sequel you have some character investment. Tackle it differently in a stylistic way, new production style, crew/director, whatever you gotta do, but don't just start over expecting a miracle.
Hollywood, please quit "rebooting" shit. I agree with the comments below me - where there's no magic, there's no magic. At least with a sequel you have some character investment. Tackle it differently in a stylistic way, new production style, crew/director, whatever you gotta do, but don't just start over expecting a miracle.
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10:23AM on 01/13/2016

Stop making these!

The first was great, but the two follow-ups were so boring. If they're using "The Silver Chair" as a reboot, then make the film completely different, stylistically, than the films that came before it. Otherwise, you're pulling a Spider-Man or Fantastic Four and trying to make magic where there is no magic.
The first was great, but the two follow-ups were so boring. If they're using "The Silver Chair" as a reboot, then make the film completely different, stylistically, than the films that came before it. Otherwise, you're pulling a Spider-Man or Fantastic Four and trying to make magic where there is no magic.
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9:21AM on 01/13/2016
The 1st one was great, the 2nd decent and the 3rd average. However, I was still curious to see how the story would end, so I've been waiting for news of a reboot. Yes, I knew they would reboot it because of the reviews and box office results of the 3rd one.

Please, do what they did with HULK and not what they did with SPIDER-MAN: Continue the story (the 4th book) and acknowledge the events of the first 3 movies, but in a different continuity. I don't want to see THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE
The 1st one was great, the 2nd decent and the 3rd average. However, I was still curious to see how the story would end, so I've been waiting for news of a reboot. Yes, I knew they would reboot it because of the reviews and box office results of the 3rd one.

Please, do what they did with HULK and not what they did with SPIDER-MAN: Continue the story (the 4th book) and acknowledge the events of the first 3 movies, but in a different continuity. I don't want to see THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE again.
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9:00AM on 01/13/2016
What the hell happen to this franchise. It was only a matter time until Narnia came to the silver screen after LOTR cleaned up. I remember watching behind the scenes from the first movie and how Andrew Adamson was so instrumental in getting everything right. It just felt that after the first movie, this franchise is one expensive losing horse.
What the hell happen to this franchise. It was only a matter time until Narnia came to the silver screen after LOTR cleaned up. I remember watching behind the scenes from the first movie and how Andrew Adamson was so instrumental in getting everything right. It just felt that after the first movie, this franchise is one expensive losing horse.
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8:39AM on 01/13/2016
I recently saw the second one again... it was okay. The kids definitely enjoyed it and in the end, I guess that's what matters. I just kept thinking, certainly throughout the first two movies (the third felt like a direct to video installment), they were so desperate to be the franchise to fill the Lord of the Rings void. Not unlike the way in which Hunger Games filled the void left by the Twilight saga...though in that case, the Hunger Games was a far superior offering.
I recently saw the second one again... it was okay. The kids definitely enjoyed it and in the end, I guess that's what matters. I just kept thinking, certainly throughout the first two movies (the third felt like a direct to video installment), they were so desperate to be the franchise to fill the Lord of the Rings void. Not unlike the way in which Hunger Games filled the void left by the Twilight saga...though in that case, the Hunger Games was a far superior offering.
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8:34AM on 01/13/2016
So no Will Poulter then?
So no Will Poulter then?
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