After almost five years, the Chronicles of Narnia film franchise is set hit to the big screen again. Expect the movie to have brand-new cast and crews. According to Collider, the movie adaptation of Narnia's fourth book, the Silver Chair, is now in the development and will hit theaters very soon.
Mark Gordon is the new producer of the latest Narnia movie. He managed several blockbuster films like Steve Jobs, The Day After Tomorrow and Saving Private Ryan. His company and The C.S. Lewis Company acquired the rights to the movie franchise from The Walden Group in 2013.
GamesRadar published that the casts of the first three Narnia movies will out in the latest film, as well as the crews behind the camera.
David Magee wrote the script of the Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. In his private Twitter account, the writer posted that he completed a first draft of the movie after spending more than a year working on it. Magee wrote the script of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland movies.
The events in the Silver Chair takes place decades after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Narnia-years, with King Caspian now an old man searching for his missing heir. The producers said earthling Eustace Scrubb will be played by a new actor, but it is highly likely that Aslan the lion and the Prince will be recasted in the latest movie.
Furthermore, the story of the Silver Chairs follows the story of Aslan's two recruits --Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole-- to find the missing Prince Rilian, Caspian's son and only heir.
Movie reboots in the Hollywood seems to be the trend in recent years. Spider-Man and Fantastic Four made a major overhaul in their story and characters. However, both of these films were unsuccessful at the box office. Fantastic Four 2 received poor reviews from movie critics. On other hand, the third reboot of the Spider-man series is in the making under Sony films.
For the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, the series have been adapted from TV series to video games. The most successful among them is the 2005 movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The first Narnia film was quickly followed by 2008's Prince Caspian, then 2010's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Estimates show the three films garnered more than $1.5 billion at the international box office.