‘Chronicles Of Narnia’ Gets A Reboot | Film News
It has been six years since The Chronicles of Narnia has been on anyone’s cinematic radar. In a period lasting between 2005 and 2010, three films were made about the fictional land of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Unfortunately it never reached the heights many had expected and it died a premature death, being released in a market still reeling from the gargantuan Lord of the Rings and being dominated by the Harry Potter franchise. However, the franchise is getting a second lease of life as producer Mark Gordon seeks to make an adaption of The Silver Chair.
Speaking to Collider, Gordon expanded upon his plans: “We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly, we’re very excited about it. 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“. The re-cast is no surprise seeing as how the youngest of the Pevensie children is now 20, and The Silver Chair contains a whole dramatis personae of characters not seen in any previous installments (aside from Will Poulter’s Eustace).
Before The Chronicles of Narnia first got the axe, there was talk about producing The Magician’s Nephew; a story which chronicles the creation of Narnia. Whether this will appear in the rebooted series remains to be seen and depends very much on the success of The Silver Chair. If Gordon wasn’t exaggerating and The Silver Chair really is coming soon, then keep your eyes peeled for more news on this. Hopefully some saying that Liam Neeson will still be Aslan.
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