TriStar to Reboot The Chronicles of Narnia Franchise With The Silver Chair Movie

By Maryann Yin 

The Chronicles of Narnia Silver Chair Cover (GalleyCat)TriStar Pictures, Entertainment One, and the Mark Gordon Company announced plans to collaborate on a new Chronicles of Narnia movie: The Silver ChairVanity Fair reports that David Magee has been hired as the screenwriter.

The story for this project comes from C.S. Lewis’ beloved children’s books series. In the past, Walden Media shot three Narnia movies: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and he Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).

Here’s more from TIME: “The fourth of seven Narnia books, The Silver Chair was first published in 1953. It’s a dark tale, with much of the action taking place in underground tunnels with idiosyncratic talking creatures. Thanks to the odd relationship time has with the world of Narnia, the chronology is a little off: one character from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Eustace Scrubb, returns as the protagonist for Chair, along with his schoolmate Jill Pole, while the titular prince from the previous book appears as an elderly king. However, the latest news suggests that this film will mark a ‘reboot’ of the franchise, with an all-new cast.” (via The Wrap)