New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Movie in the Works

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Three years have passed since 20th Century Fox released The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to a less-than-expected box office take and mixed reviews. That film marked Fox’s effort to resurrect the franchise after Disney – which released the first two films – passed on the opportunity to develop a third adaptation of the novels by C.S. Lewis. Collectively, the three Narnia films have earned more than $1.5 billion worldwide, but the future of the franchise has remained hanging in the balance since Dawn Treader failed to live up to expectations (it’s worth mentioning that the film still managed to bring in over $400 million worldwide).

Last we heard, The Magician’s Nephew – the first film in the series chronologically – was in line to become the next Narnia adaptation. However, Walden has since undergone restructuring and will instead focus on third-party productions, essentially meaning that the company is out of the Narnia business. It appeared as if fans’ hopes for another film were fading fast, but just like Aslan famously returned to the world of the living in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Narnia film series will indeed live on.

The C.S. Lewis Company has announced a partnership with The Mark Gordon Company to develop and produce a fourth film in the series. Rather than going the prequel route, the companies are instead bringing The Silver Chair to the big screen. Originally published in 1953, the novel is set after the events of Dawn Treader and features the return of several of its key characters, though there’s no indication just yet if any of the cast or crew of the previous film will return. Gordon’s film production credits include Source Code and 2012.

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This news certainly comes as good news to fans of the acclaimed seven-book Chronicles of Narnia series and means that there’s still a possibility that the entire saga may make its way to the big screen someday. Still, the announcement curiously makes no mention of Fox producing The Silver Chair, which may indicate that the studio has yet to commit to another Narnia film. The partnership between The C.S. Lewis Company and Gordon’s is a critical first step in backing the new film and starting it on its way to theaters, but until cameras start rolling, there’s still a chance that The Silver Chair may hit another roadblock, as such production difficulties have become especially commonplace for this franchise.

Are you looking forward to another visit to Narnia, or would you prefer that the powers that be give the film series a break? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Stay tuned to Screen Rant for all the latest on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair as this story develops.

Source: The C.S. Lewis Company

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  4. Looking forward to new Narnia movies.

  5. Definitely hoping for another Narnia Movie. But hopefully, they can bring back the magic and wonders of the first Narnia movie (The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe), and perhaps even the actions from the second movie. I think it really was the beauty and the innocence of the first movie that captivated many of us in the first place. Well, at least it was for me…hehe

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  6. I am a mother reading the series to her two sons, age 8 and 6. It is wonderful and we love it! The boys love that they can watch the movie afterward. We are a family that would love to see any of the other books made into movies. They are all excellent stories, and we have enjoyed the movies as a family tremendously. We have loved these books, and they have helped my boys to understand the Gospel better. So, back to the movies, yes, please make more :)

  7. Definitely they should do another chronicles of narnia all 7 books into films!!!

  8. I grew up on lake Atitlan in Guatemala, Central America and at the age of five, I had two Authors that kept my life interesting both C.S Lewis and J.J.R Tolken, these tow authors kept my life at peace during the civil war in Guatemala from 1973 to 1990s. I remember reading and rereading (5 times)both Chronicles of Narnia and the Hobbit Lord Of the Rings hoping that somehow the characters would emerge from their stories to guide me though the tough times that I went through as a kid. As you can imagine I have been overjoyed as a man now, to be able to see the three Beautiful films made so far.
    To me it would be sad to hear that the rest of the movies will not be produced.
    It should be about honoring C.S. Lewis and not about the money made.
    I will always love C.S. Lewis for his work which helped me through some very hard times. The magic that came forth though the Chronicles of Narnia has always been spellbinding.
    Thank you.