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New Chronicles of Narnia film, The Silver Chair, in the works

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Story by Jack Foley

A NEW Chronicles of Narnia film is in the works.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One will co-finance an adaptation of CS Lewis’ The Silver Chair, which formed part of the Narnia series.

It is, however, unclear whether the cast members who appeared in the first three films will reprise their roles. The original trilogy starred Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell and William Moseley as the Pevensie children.

The franchise began with The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe and included Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

The Silver Chair takes place after the events of Dawn Treader, when Prince Caspian has become King Caspian.

The story begins as Caspian’s son, the prince, goes missing, leading Aslan the lion (previously voiced by Liam Neeson) to send Eustace Scrubb and his boarding school classmate Jill Pope in search of the missing monarch.

David Magee, the writer responsible for the book-to-screen adaptations of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland, will pen the script.

The Mark Gordon Company will develop and produce the film, along with the CS Lewis Company, with Sony and eOne handling distribution.

Gordon said in a statement: “Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy. 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.”

To date, the Narnia franchise has grossed more than $1.6 billion at the global box office, when not adjusted for inflation.

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