TriStar Pictures, with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and EntertainmentOne, are making a live action adaptation of The Silver Chair. David Magee, who wrote Life of Pi and Finding Neverland, is already writing the script.
“Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy,” Gordon said. “We are so pleased to team up with our good friends at TriStar and our partners at eOne to introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new.”
Hannah Minghella, head of TriStar pictures, wanted to create literary adaptations that would travel. She is thrilled to bring Chronicles of Narnia to life, saying “Reading The Chronicles of Narnia was one of the formative experiences of my childhood, just as it has been for children around the world for generations. To have the opportunity to bring new life to the Narnia films with a new creative team is a career highlight.”
C.S. Lewis’s family is also behind the new project. Douglas Gresham, the stepson of the late author Lewis, said, “It’s been both fun and exciting to work with Mark Gordon and David Magee to develop the next Narnian movie.”
This is the second iteration of this book series to hit the silver screen, pun intended. The previous films grossed $1.8 billion in the box office worldwide.