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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair is now in the works

10.01.2013

Fans of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA may or may not rejoice to this news, as The C.S. Lewis Company is joining forces with The Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop the fourth entry in the franchise, based on The Silver Chair, which is also the fourth book in the series of author C.S. Lewis' fantasy series. The announcement was made by The C.S. Lewis Company today, complete with quotes from the key players. Producer Mark Gordon (SPEED, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) had this to say:

"Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis's 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."

Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis stated:

"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."

The first three Narnia films made more than $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, although the last film, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER wasn't as big of a hit as producers had hoped, especially given its massive budget. No word on how that will be tackled for the fourth outing, but I'm sure they're considering all angles. No word on release dates or talent as this one is just kicking the tires. More as it develops.

I'm sure those who could care less will continue to do so, but for fans of the books, is this good news?

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7:42AM on 10/02/2013
i enjoyed the first and at least liked the others. i just wish someone would back the other Golden Compass books to film. Much more adult fare and it made good money, just too contriversial for most, i guess.
i enjoyed the first and at least liked the others. i just wish someone would back the other Golden Compass books to film. Much more adult fare and it made good money, just too contriversial for most, i guess.
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12:52AM on 10/02/2013
Glad they're finally resurrecting these AND doing "The Silver Chair" next (last I heard they wanted to do "The Magician's Nephew" next) before Will Poulter gets too old to reprise his role as Eustace. (BTW, "The Silver Chair" was the fourth book published in the series, but chronologically it's the sixth.)

I'm still hoping someone will try to tackle THE CHRONICLES OF PRYDAIN one of these days.
Glad they're finally resurrecting these AND doing "The Silver Chair" next (last I heard they wanted to do "The Magician's Nephew" next) before Will Poulter gets too old to reprise his role as Eustace. (BTW, "The Silver Chair" was the fourth book published in the series, but chronologically it's the sixth.)

I'm still hoping someone will try to tackle THE CHRONICLES OF PRYDAIN one of these days.
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9:56PM on 10/01/2013
Enjoyed the three films (first is still my favourite) and the book series is such a classic that it truly deserves to continue in movie form. The casting, design and visual effects in the films so far have been really good; can't think of anyone better than Liam Neeson to give voice to Aslan. When it comes to adaptations of children's or young adult's books supposed to fill the void left by the Harry Potter series, I think Narnia has the most potential as it really is the granddaddy of that
Enjoyed the three films (first is still my favourite) and the book series is such a classic that it truly deserves to continue in movie form. The casting, design and visual effects in the films so far have been really good; can't think of anyone better than Liam Neeson to give voice to Aslan. When it comes to adaptations of children's or young adult's books supposed to fill the void left by the Harry Potter series, I think Narnia has the most potential as it really is the granddaddy of that genre.
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9:36PM on 10/01/2013
I'm probably in the minority here because I enjoyed Voyage of The Dawn Treader. It has a lean plot with lots of fun moments, it has a dragon (played by that kid who got his balls bitten by a spider in We're The Millers), and it has Simon Pegg lending his voice for Reepicheep. Anything with Simon Pegg in it is watchable in my standards.
That said, I really didn't enjoy the previous two movies with Prince Caspian being the worst. Mostly it was Ben Barnes' fake accent that got on my nerve.
I'm probably in the minority here because I enjoyed Voyage of The Dawn Treader. It has a lean plot with lots of fun moments, it has a dragon (played by that kid who got his balls bitten by a spider in We're The Millers), and it has Simon Pegg lending his voice for Reepicheep. Anything with Simon Pegg in it is watchable in my standards.
That said, I really didn't enjoy the previous two movies with Prince Caspian being the worst. Mostly it was Ben Barnes' fake accent that got on my nerve.
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7:35PM on 10/01/2013

That video was AWESOME!

I've never seen that video before. Had an old school Beastie Boys feel to it! You could tell the lady at the movie theater was having a good time. She was smiling pretty big. The last Narnia was kinda luke warm in my opinion. I hope the next one is better.
I've never seen that video before. Had an old school Beastie Boys feel to it! You could tell the lady at the movie theater was having a good time. She was smiling pretty big. The last Narnia was kinda luke warm in my opinion. I hope the next one is better.
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6:58PM on 10/01/2013

Awesome

Sorry but I love the books and can't be more excited about getting the 4th installment finally. Are they flawed? Yes. Are they the best adaptations? No. But I still love seeing Narnia come to life. Childhood fave. Here's my dream casting: [link]
Sorry but I love the books and can't be more excited about getting the 4th installment finally. Are they flawed? Yes. Are they the best adaptations? No. But I still love seeing Narnia come to life. Childhood fave. Here's my dream casting: [link]
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6:36PM on 10/01/2013
Bah is anyone over 12 still watching these? I tried to watch the first one but when they started fighting with chrome plated swords I was so done with it. It doesn't have to be LOTR realistic but at least make it better than Power Rangers.
Bah is anyone over 12 still watching these? I tried to watch the first one but when they started fighting with chrome plated swords I was so done with it. It doesn't have to be LOTR realistic but at least make it better than Power Rangers.
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6:24PM on 10/01/2013
The Narnia films were never Harry Potter level good, but I felt they were much better than a lot of the other kids fantasy novels-turned-films coming out around the same time (Percy Jackson, Golden Compass, Eregon, etc). I'd be happy to see more.
The Narnia films were never Harry Potter level good, but I felt they were much better than a lot of the other kids fantasy novels-turned-films coming out around the same time (Percy Jackson, Golden Compass, Eregon, etc). I'd be happy to see more.
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12:57AM on 10/02/2013
While they're not as technically well-done as the HP movies, I personally find them more engaging.
While they're not as technically well-done as the HP movies, I personally find them more engaging.
4:32PM on 10/01/2013
Wouldn't mind watching more of Narnia if they try to make a quality film by hiring good talent and without budget cuts.not getting more of good Fantasy films these days
Wouldn't mind watching more of Narnia if they try to make a quality film by hiring good talent and without budget cuts.not getting more of good Fantasy films these days
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4:32PM on 10/01/2013
Wouldn't mind watching more of Narnia if they try to make a quality film by hiring good talent and without budget cuts.not getting more of good Fantasy films these days
Wouldn't mind watching more of Narnia if they try to make a quality film by hiring good talent and without budget cuts.not getting more of good Fantasy films these days
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3:16PM on 10/01/2013

Stop making these!

The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe was the only one of the bunch worth watching. Prince Caspian was dreadfully boring, and did anyone even bother seeing The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? It's sad we've gotten mediocre adaptations from such a great series.
The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe was the only one of the bunch worth watching. Prince Caspian was dreadfully boring, and did anyone even bother seeing The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? It's sad we've gotten mediocre adaptations from such a great series.
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3:08PM on 10/01/2013
The Chronicles of Narnia is a great series of books, but the movies have left a lot to be desired. The 1st one was obviously the best, despite massive amounts of flaws. Each movie got progressively worse, and I had hoped they'd just let this iteration of the franchise die until he inevitable reboot within a decade or so. Can't say much more than my rating...this is a bad idea.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a great series of books, but the movies have left a lot to be desired. The 1st one was obviously the best, despite massive amounts of flaws. Each movie got progressively worse, and I had hoped they'd just let this iteration of the franchise die until he inevitable reboot within a decade or so. Can't say much more than my rating...this is a bad idea.
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2:37PM on 10/01/2013
Actually, the Silver Chair is like the 6th book in the 7 book set. That aside, I didn't mind the 1st flick. I rather enjoyed it. Of course the book is better. The movie of Prince Caspian is where they lost me. I know that what works on the printed page doesn't always work on the screen, but, to me, they just completely butchered a wonderful story. Plus I wasn't terribly impressed with the acting either. I didn't even watch all of Voyage. I tried. Just couldn't do it. So, I'll probably just
Actually, the Silver Chair is like the 6th book in the 7 book set. That aside, I didn't mind the 1st flick. I rather enjoyed it. Of course the book is better. The movie of Prince Caspian is where they lost me. I know that what works on the printed page doesn't always work on the screen, but, to me, they just completely butchered a wonderful story. Plus I wasn't terribly impressed with the acting either. I didn't even watch all of Voyage. I tried. Just couldn't do it. So, I'll probably just ignore this 1 & pray that within my lifetime they'll reboot it & start with the 1st book the Magician's Nephew & do a Harry Potter like franchise.
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6:11PM on 10/01/2013
Actually, its not. Its the 4th. Some people argue about whether you should read the books in chronological order or the order they were printed, but Lewis was very vocal in some of his letters that we always intended the books to be read in the order that he wrote them in (even though his stepson has screwed that up and now they're usually numbered chronologically), which makes Silver Chair the fourth.
Actually, its not. Its the 4th. Some people argue about whether you should read the books in chronological order or the order they were printed, but Lewis was very vocal in some of his letters that we always intended the books to be read in the order that he wrote them in (even though his stepson has screwed that up and now they're usually numbered chronologically), which makes Silver Chair the fourth.
2:35PM on 10/01/2013
Actually, the Silver Chair is like the 6th book in the 7 book set. That aside, I didn't mind the 1st flick. I rather enjoyed it. Of course the book is better. The movie of Prince Caspian is where they lost me. I know that what works on the printed page doesn't always work on the screen, but, to me, they just completely butchered a wonderful story. Plus I wasn't terribly impressed with the acting either. I didn't even watch all of Voyage. I tried. Just couldn't do it. So, I'll probably just
Actually, the Silver Chair is like the 6th book in the 7 book set. That aside, I didn't mind the 1st flick. I rather enjoyed it. Of course the book is better. The movie of Prince Caspian is where they lost me. I know that what works on the printed page doesn't always work on the screen, but, to me, they just completely butchered a wonderful story. Plus I wasn't terribly impressed with the acting either. I didn't even watch all of Voyage. I tried. Just couldn't do it. So, I'll probably just ignore this 1 & pray that within my lifetime they'll reboot it & start with the 1st book the Magician's Nephew & do a Harry Potter like franchise.
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2:51PM on 10/01/2013
My sentiments precisely.
My sentiments precisely.
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2:32PM on 10/01/2013
I had no idea they even made the 3rd movie, I thought there was only 2.
I had no idea they even made the 3rd movie, I thought there was only 2.
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